San Francisco taxi drivers still struggle with medallion debt

Oct 27, 2021
Uber and Lyft jolted the taxi business. A credit union that loaned money to drivers lost its case against the city's transit agency.
Taxi driver Ali Alikhani at San Francisco International Airport in February 2020. He said he has used his Social Security to help him make payments on his taxi medallion.
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How ride-hailing accelerates climate change

Sep 24, 2021
A new study finds companies like Uber and Lyft may be a hazard to the planet because of "deadheading."
An Uber waits for a client. A new study found that the driving done between customers, known as "deadheading," increases the ride-hail industry's carbon emissions.
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For Uber, a diverse business model is the key to weathering COVID-19

Aug 6, 2020
As its ride-sharing business declined, the company pivoted to delivery.
An Uber Eats delivery worker riding an electric scooter in New York City in March.
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Cities face a new battle over space on their streets and curbs

Dec 24, 2019
Instant deliveries and ride-sharing.services have increased demand for limited real estate.
Ridesharing apps aren't exactly helping the major traffic congestion cities are experiencing.
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Now that Uber and Lyft are public, the public may pay more

Aug 9, 2019
Prices could rise for rideshare services, especially in places like airports where demand is high.
A car that drives for both Uber and Lyft is seen on Park Avenue in New York City in March, 2019.
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As ride-share drivers strike, Uber and Lyft eye a driverless future

May 8, 2019
The protest against pay and working conditions comes as the companies go public.
Uber and Lyft drivers strike at Los Angeles International Airport over what they say are unfair wages.
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As Uber eyes an IPO, what's its plan for profits?

Feb 28, 2019
It's expanding far beyond ride-sharing, and it has tons of data.
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Uber and Lyft are driving toward IPOs

Oct 18, 2018
Investors could pony up $140 billion for shares even though neither firm is profitable.
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Uber and Lyft are driving toward IPOs

Oct 18, 2018
Investors could pony up $140 billion for shares even though neither firm is profitable.
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