City councilman’s daughter dies in crossfire while driving for Lyft, Georgia cops say

Lauren Allen, 31, was shot and killed after dropping off a Lyft passenger in DeKalb County, Georgia, on Nov. 21, police said. Screengrab from A Lyft driver and daughter of a city councilman was shot dead after she was caught in the crossfire of a domestic dispute between a passenger and an armed man, … Read more

Citi Bike ends $3 price cap for e-bike rides between outer boroughs

NEW YORK CITY (WABC) — Citi Bike members will now have to pay the full costs of longer outer borough e-bike rides. Before last week, members who rode e-bikes between Queens and Brooklyn would have their price capped at $3. Now they have to pay 15 cents per minute. The operator of the bike share … Read more

Making the switch to an EV? This company uses subscription pricing to ease cost at charging stations

LOS ANGELES (KABC) — With lots of electric cars already on the road, and potentially millions more to come, one of the related issues is charging infrastructure. Can it work? General Motors is planning a whole slew of EVs in the years ahead, and has set up an ancillary division called GM Energy. It will … Read more

Thousands of California gig workers push for statewide union

Thousands of California gig workers push for statewide union Thousands of California gig workers push for statewide union 03:26 SAN FRANCISCO – Tens of thousands of Californians who are part of the gig economy working for companies like Uber, Lyft, Doordash and Instacart are pushing to unionize.  Gig workers in SF demonstrate for unionization. CBS … Read more

Denver Will Try to Put the Brakes on Speeding Scooters

As downtown residents continue to complain about the scourge of speeding scooters zipping by, the Denver Department of Transportation and Infrastructure is planning to grapple with the problem. “Starting this fall, we’re going to test a couple of ideas in LoDo, where we see some of the highest ridership in the city,” says Vanessa Lacayo, a … Read more

‘Trauma That Still Haunts Me’: Phoenix Woman Sues Lyft Over Sexual Assault

The fuschia glow of Katherine Rasta’s Lyft app was the last thing she saw that night before leaving a Phoenix bar. On a balmy night in June 2021, the 28-year-old Rasta and her friends had enjoyed some of the city’s boisterous nightlife destinations. As she stood on a street corner in the wee hours of the … Read more

New lawsuits say Lyft failed to protect its users from physical and sexual assault | Houston Public Media

Miguel Gutierrez Jr./KUT The San Francisco-based ridesharing company Lyft is facing 17 new lawsuits brought by users of its service from around the country, who claim the company failed to protect passengers and drivers from physical and sexual assault. Of the lawsuits, 14 were from people who said they were sexually assaulted while using Lyft, … Read more

Assault survivors sue Lyft over failure to protect app users and drivers

SAN FRANCISCO – A number of victims of sexual and physical assault are suing San Francisco-based Lyft for their failure to protect passengers and drivers. Some of the 17 suing survivors shared their stories Wednesday after the legal action was announced. All of them were assaulted while using the Lyft app, either as passengers or … Read more