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Uber delivers emergency food and supplies in Ukraine

Some aid trucks that provide food and emergency services in Ukraine have trouble reaching those in need because urban structural damage blocks the way. Ongoing violence also makes it difficult.  To address this, the UN’s World Food Programme (WFP) is working with the tech firm Uber to get Read More...

Lyft and Uber announce protect

Lyft and Uber announce protections for drivers under TX abortion law

Following the implementation of abortion restrictions in Texas which make Uber and Lyft drivers legally vulnerable for driving patients to abortion clinics, the transportation companies have announced that they will pay all legal fees for drivers implicated under the new law. Lyft announced the Read More...

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Exercise on your way to the polls with a free bike ride

Back in September, we wrote about an initiative from ride-sharing company Lyft that will allow voters to get free or discounted rides to their local polling stations. All you need to do is use the code 2020VOTE while requesting a ride. In a similar fashion, micromobility companies such as Bird Read More...

Uber set to invest millions in

Uber set to invest millions in EV charging points in London

Uber wants its drivers to switch to electric cars. To persuade drivers in London, the ride-sharing giant has pledged to invest more than £5 million ($6.5 million) in public electric vehicle charging infrastructure. “Drivers consistently tell us that having reliable, accessible charging near Read More...

Seattle protects Uber and Lyft

Seattle protects Uber and Lyft drivers with new gig economy wages

The gig economy is growing, but these workers are not always guaranteed the same protections as employees in more traditional roles. In a move to protect these workers, the city of Seattle has passed a new wage scale for Uber and Lyft drivers, including a $16.39 minimum wage, to ensure their wages Read More...

Uber users can now opt for gre

Uber users can now opt for green rides in the US and Canada

An Uber feature that allows riders in European cities to opt for a “green” car is now coming to the US and Canada. Uber Green, as it’s known, is part of the ride-hailing giant’s renewed commitment to become zero-carbon by 2040. Basically, how it works is when you select a ride, a card Read More...

New research emphasizes the ne

New research emphasizes the need for electric rideshare vehicles

With versatile options, increasingly reliable batteries, and charging stations popping up everywhere, making the switch to an electric vehicle is easier than ever. New research shows that while switching to an electric vehicle at home is a great option for supporting green energy, making the switch Read More...

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Landmark CA bill drives home more benefits for Uber and other gig workers

Uber and Lyft employees used to have to work 50 hour work weeks to make a livable wage as independent contractors. This week, with the passing of senate bill AB 5, these workers will get fairer labor conditions and even healthcare coverage. The bill requires companies to hire these workers as Read More...

New York’s new wage law for

New York’s new wage law for Uber drivers is a lesson for cities around the world

New York City has set a minimum wage for Uber and Lyft drivers—the first for ride-hail drivers in the Read More...

Uber is going to triple its Ub

Uber is going to triple its Uber Eats staff across Europe, Africa, and the Middle East

The company has said it plans to add an additional 600 Uber Eats staff across Europe, Africa, and the Middle East in an attempt to better take on rival food delivery services such as Just Eat and Deliveroo, reports Bloomberg.  A tripling of its staff would mean that Uber will employ 900 people in Read More...