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SAN FRANCISCO | Uber glitch leaves drivers unpaid and frustrated

SAN FRANCISCO — Drivers for the ride-hailing company Uber are frustrated over a glitch that is keeping them from being paid immediately. The Mercury News of San Jose reports San Francisco-based Uber was still working on Saturday to fix a problem that was reported Friday. An Uber spokesperson said the company has identified an issue … Continue reading SAN FRANCISCO | Uber glitch leaves drivers unpaid and frustrated

NEW YORK | Ride-hail drivers rush to register cars before license cap

NEW YORK— New York City, the largest American market for Uber, is becoming the first U.S. city to regulate the growth of app-based rides. Uber drivers lined up for hours to register their cars Monday, the day before Democratic Mayor Bill de Blasio was expected to sign a bill placing a temporary cap on new … Continue reading NEW YORK | Ride-hail drivers rush to register cars before license cap

NEW YORK | NYC moves to rein in Uber with cap on ride-hail vehicles

NEW YORK  — New York City is reining in the growth of Uber, Lyft and other app-based ride services with a temporary cap on new cars picking up fares. The City Council approved a package of bills Wednesday that included a one-year moratorium on new licenses for for-hire vehicles while the city studies the rapidly … Continue reading NEW YORK | NYC moves to rein in Uber with cap on ride-hail vehicles

PRAGUE | Uber to give Czech authorities details for tax purposes

PRAGUE — Uber is to give the Czech Republic’s finance ministry information on its drivers’ activities so the proper amount of tax is paid. According to the deal signed Thursday, the ride-hailing service also agreed that as of October its new drivers will join an electronic reporting system introduced by the local authorities. Initially, the … Continue reading PRAGUE | Uber to give Czech authorities details for tax purposes

San Mateo, California | Uber poised to make investment in scooter-rental business

San Mateo, California – Uber is getting into the scooter-rental business.  The ride-hailing company said Monday that it is investing in Lime, a startup based in San Mateo, California. “Our investment and partnership in Lime is another step towards our vision of becoming a one-stop shop for all your transportation needs,” Rachel Holt, an Uber … Continue reading San Mateo, California | Uber poised to make investment in scooter-rental business

DENVER | Uber driver fatally shoots passenger on Denver interstate

DENVER (AP) — An Uber driver fatally shot a man in a car on a Denver interstate early Friday morning after some kind of altercation. The unidentified man was shot shortly before 3 a.m. on Interstate 25 and later died at the hospital. The driver was also treated and released from the hospital for unspecified … Continue reading DENVER | Uber driver fatally shoots passenger on Denver interstate

SAN FRANCISCO  | Uber shifts policy for alleged sexual misconduct on service

SAN FRANCISCO  — Uber’s ride-hailing service will give its U.S. passengers and drivers more leeway to pursue claims of sexual misconduct, its latest attempt to shed its reputation for brushing aside bad behavior. The shift announced Tuesday will allow riders and drivers to file allegations of rape, sexual assault and harassment in courts and mediation, … Continue reading SAN FRANCISCO  | Uber shifts policy for alleged sexual misconduct on service

DETROIT | Uber to up its background checks for drivers

DETROIT | April 12, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) Uber will start doing annual criminal background checks on U.S. drivers and hire a company that constantly monitors criminal arrests as it tries to do a better job of keeping riders safe. The move announced Thursday is one of several actions taken by the ride-hailing company under new CEO … Continue reading DETROIT | Uber to up its background checks for drivers