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Lyft Driver Falls Asleep, Crashes and Kills 70-Year-Old Passenger

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*A Southern California Lyft driver fell asleep at the wheel, killing his 70-year-old passenger. Now the driver is facing charges of vehicular manslaughter. The driver, Andy Van Pham, is being held on $10,000 bail in Orange County, California, after being arrested on July 21, months after the crash, PEOPLE reports.  The incident occurred around 7 […]

Michael B. Jordan Partners with LyftUp to Provide Free Rides to Underserved Communities

*Today Lyft has announced that Michael B. Jordan, in partnership with his Outlier Society Fellowship, are joining forces with LyftUp. Together they will provide young people of color and recent college graduates of underserved communities in Los Angeles and New York with access to free rides to employment-related destinations such as job interviews, mentorship events, […]

Wait! #Uber and #Lyft WON’T Shut Down in California – Appeals Court Rules in Their Favor

UPdate … We’ve just learned that #Uber and #Lyft have been granted a stay! That means Lyft and Uber will NOT suspend their ride-hailing services in California tonight, Thursday at midnight, after a state appeals court ruled in their favor regarding an injunction against the companies. The move follows a court order in California that requires the companies to reclassify […]

Court Rules in Favor of California: Uber and Lyft Drivers are Employees / VIDEO

*On Aug. 10, a California Superior Court judge ruled that rideshare companies Uber and Lyft must change the classification of their drivers from independent contractors to employees. The ruling was a major victory for California lawmakers in their yearlong struggle to enforce AB 5, the controversial worker classification bill that went into effect Jan. 1. San Francisco Superior […]

Fight for Uber and Lyft Drivers to Remain Their Own Bosses Heats Up as November Vote Approaches

*As the general election in November gets closer, rideshare and app-based delivery drivers are rounding up support to defeat a ballot initiative that will decide the fate of app-based work in California. Proposition 22 asks voters to decide whether app-based drivers should be classified as independent contractors or W-2 employees. App-based companies, including Uber, Lyft, DoorDash, Postmates and Instacart funded the initiative. If voters approve […]

Study Shows Lyft and Uber Fare Increases for Travel to Non-White Neighborhoods

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*Researchers at George Washington University have published a study on the social bias found in the algorithms that ride-sharing companies such as Uber and Lyft use to price fares. The study shows that fares were higher for drop-offs in areas predominantly non-White.  The authors, assistant professor of computer science Aylin Caliskan and graduate teaching assistant […]

Uber/Lyft Lawsuits on the Rise, Be Prepared

*Ridesharing has become popular as a mode of travel. People like the convenience and response times offered by Uber and Lyft. These two companies now dominate the rideshare industry. The service they offer is simple in that it allows everyday drivers to offer taxi service to those who need it. Anyone with a driver’s license […]

Taraji P. Henson Shows Up As Lyft Driver – WATCH What Happens :)

*So what would you do if the Lyft you ordered came with Taraji P. Henson as the driver? Well, that’s exactly what went down in LA recently when Lyft riders had a not-so-typical commute with Henson  at the wheel. You’ve probably figured out the star of Fox’s “Empire” and the new comedy flick, “What Men Want” posed as […]

Issa Rae Applied to Become a Lyft Driver Two Years Ago, And Was Denied

*Issa Rae, whose character, Issa, on her hit HBO show “Insecure” has a part-time gig as a Lyft driver, tells Page Six that she once tried to sign up as a driver for the ride-hailing app in real life just two years ago. “I rented a car to write the first episodes [of the show’s […]

Wanna Drive for Uber or Lyft? No Prob. Just Know the Pay Sucks!

 *(Via Time) – $3.37! That’s the paltry median hourly profit for Uber and Lyft drivers—after expenses are factored in—according to a new study. The paper, from the MIT Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research, is based on a survey of over 1,100 rideshare drivers. The results indicate that the “median profit from driving […]