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Why Uber And Lyft May Be Bad For The Poor (And The Earth)

Uber competing with taxis is old news, but many now worry that ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft compete with public transit for riders. Not only can ride-hailing service be incredibly convenient, nowadays it can be dirt cheap, increasing the appeal of simply opening the mobile app. This trend may come as no surprise to cities with limited and inefficient transit that are losing their poor, transit-dependent riders in droves to gentrification.

August 28, 2017
Josh Mohrer, Uber's general manager for New York, speaks to the media while Uber riders and driver-partners take part in a rally on steps of the New York City Hall in New York June 30, 2015. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz/File Photo

Uber And Deregulated Hypercapitalism Increasingly Leave Americans Unprotected

The embrace of rapidly growing companies like Uber is the harbinger of a deeper and more disturbing trend—the reality that Americans are increasingly unprotected as individuals against the growing power of corporate giants.

June 6, 2016
Maya Jackson, a Lyft driver from Sacramento, holds a Lyft Glowstache during a photo opportunity in San Francisco, California February 3, 2016. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

Lyft Drivers, If Employees, Owed Millions More – Court Documents

Lyft drivers would have recouped an average of $835 each under a standard rate for mileage reimbursement set by the U.S. government.

March 20, 2016

Uber Reaches $50 Billion Valuation With New Funding, Report Says

Uber, the gorilla of ride-booking apps, has raised close to $1 billion from investors.

July 31, 2015

Ride-Share Service Lyft Reaches Deal With New York

New York (AFP) — Ride-share operator Lyft has struck a deal allowing its launch in New York City two weeks after a snag over safety and licensing forced a postponement. Lyft said it was launching a service in all five boroughs of the city starting at 7:00 p.m. Friday. “We’ve finalized an agreement to offer […]

July 25, 2014