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New Rideshare Companies Launches to Transport Kids

Published on Jun 4, 2020 at 7:53 am in News.

Trusted Rides, a new rideshare company located primarily in Michigan, provides parents with a transportation alternative for their children. Unlike Uber or Lyft, the service is designed for children ages five and up.

The company has increased security and insurance specifically formulated to cover minors. Like other rideshare companies, the service is accessed through the Trusted Rides app. Parents can schedule rides for their children, learn about the driver and their vehicle, and rest assured their children will get to where they need to be.

Demand for Lyft Rides Increases as States Reopen

Published on Jun 3, 2020 at 8:15 am in News.

As states begin to lift COVID-19 restrictions all around the country, Lyft is seeing an increased demand for rides. This increase has the potential to rebound Lyft’s shares and provide drivers with the income they were used to receiving prior to the pandemic.

Business Insider noted that rides on the platform increased overall by 26% from April to May. However, usage is still down 70% from the same period of last year. As a result of the increase, Lyft shares went up about four percent in after-hours trading, which made up for trading day’s losses.

Uber and Lyft Suspend Operations in Some Cities With Curfews

Published on Jun 2, 2020 at 7:30 am in News.

In an effort to comply with curfew orders around the country, Uber, Lyft, and the food delivery platform DoorDash are temporarily suspending services in some cities. More than three dozen cities have implemented curfews following demonstrations protesting the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis on May 25.

Lyft has yet to release a list of the cities where they will be suspending services. A spokesperson only provided that the company is following the direction of local government. Uber has suspended operations during curfew hours in Minneapolis, Oakland, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. In some cities, officials have asked Uber to continue to operate even with curfew orders in place, in an effort to serve essential workers without other means of transportation.

Uber Introduces Hourly Trip Rate in Select Cities

Published on Jun 1, 2020 at 7:33 am in Rideshare Services.

Facing a significant drop in the demand for rides in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, Uber is implementing an hourly trip rate. The purpose of the hourly trip rate is to give riders the opportunity to lock in one car for multiple trips—which limits their exposure to multiple drivers and vehicles.

Starting at $50 per hour, rideshare users can request an Uber trip lasting up to seven hours. Rides are ordered as normal through the app, but users will have to select the “Hourly” option as opposed to UberX, UberXL, or Uber Pool.

Uber Destroys Thousands of E-Scooters and Bikes After Lime Deal

Published on May 29, 2020 at 7:36 am in Electric Scooters.

Uber has scrapped thousands of electric scooters and bikes after selling its Jump unite to the e-scooter company Lime earlier this month. The destroyed vehicles were older models that Lime did not want.

Footage of the red Jump e-bikes being destroyed at a North Carolina recycling center was shared on May 27 on Twitter. Bike enthusiasts around the world expressed their anger and questioned why the vehicles could not have been donated.