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Rideshare Drivers Hold Protest Outside Uber CEO’s House in San Francisco

Published on Jun 25, 2020 at 7:21 am in News.

On June 24, 2020, a caravan of honking cars stopped in front of Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi’s house. An estimated 40 to 50 rideshare drivers showed up outside the CEO’s house because they believe they deserve higher wages and health care benefits. According to Forbes, the protest was organized by We Drive Progress and Gig Workers Rising.

As the Dolly Parton song “9 to 5” played from speakers on top of a protester’s vehicle, organizers walked up to Khosrowshahi’s home and unfurled a sign which read, “A Thief Lives Here.” Protesters chose the San Francisco home as the site of their protest to hone in their point, as the home is currently valued at an estimated $17.7 million.

E-Scooter Rider Fatally Struck by Hit-and-Run Driver in Brooklyn

Published on Jun 24, 2020 at 7:26 am in News.

On June 23, 2020, a man riding an electric scooter was killed in an apparent hit-and-run accident in Brooklyn. According to ABC7 Eye Witness News, no arrests have been made at this time. Police are currently attempting to identify and locate the driver.

Just after 12:30 a.m. on Tuesday, the e-scooter accident victim was found at East 98th Street and Avenue N. The victim, an unidentified man in his 30s, was found lying on the road next to his scooter. Emergency responders pronounced him dead at the scene.

Lyft Fined $40,000 for Denying Disabled Passengers Rides

Published on Jun 23, 2020 at 7:21 am in News.

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According to CNET, Lyft has agreed to pay the United States government $40,000 over claims that the company’s drivers discriminate against people with wheelchairs. In addition to paying the government, Lyft has also paid damages to four people with disabilities who filed discrimination claims.

The U.S. Department of Justice filed the complaint against Lyft, alleging that the rideshare company violated the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The federal law protects people with disabilities. It was passed in 1990 and its 30th anniversary is next month in July. Under the ADA, all transportation providers are required to accommodate wheelchairs if the equipment can be stowed in the vehicle.

Alleged Poor Screening Allowed Hiring of Violent Lyft Driver

Published on Jun 22, 2020 at 8:01 am in News.

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In 2018, a Lyft passenger in Chicago was assaulted by his driver after the two started arguing. Months later, that same driver alleged kicked a taxi driver to death. Now, it seems the alleged murderer has fled to China.

Scott Gore, a 56-year-old attorney, ordered a Lyft on July 1, 2018 to get to Wrigley Field. Because of traffic, Gore requested his driver, Fangqi Lu, take a different route. This request sparked an argument and Lu challenged Gore to a fight. Lu punched Gore in the face, which knocked him to the ground. Lu then drove away.

Uber Partners With Public Transit Agency in California

Published on Jun 19, 2020 at 7:32 am in News.

To expand further into public transit, Uber is starting an on-demand service with California’s Marin County. The program, called Marin Connect, will run on Uber’s ride-hailing software platform. It will power logistics for four wheelchair-accessible vans beginning on July 1, 2020.

In addition to the wheelchair-accessible vans, Marin Connect will make public transit schedules and discounts available within the Uber app in the county. Vouchers will also be offered for riders traveling the last mile to their destinations from transit stops.