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29 May 2018

NYC Taxi Driver's Disappearance Sparks Fear, Frustration Among Other Desperate Cabbies (New York City, NY)

New York City's yellow taxi drivers were once fiercely competitive with each other, but these days, they have Uber, Lyft and other competition to worry about — competition, they say, that has pushed many cabbies to the brink of financial ruin, with their expensive medallions now ... Read More »

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23 May 2018

Underage Rideshare: Too Young to Ride - But Doing it Anyway (Chicago, IL)

What could be simpler than ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft, which give mom and dad a low-cost alternative to child hauling? Trip to the movies? Call them an Uber! Staying late for band practice? Lyft will get them home!

Those ubiquitous apps from the t... Read More »

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23 May 2018

Michael Cohen’s Business Partner Agrees to Cooperate as Part of Plea Deal (New York City, NY)

A significant business partner of Michael D. Cohen, President Trump’s personal lawyer, has quietly agreed to cooperate with the government as a potential witness, a development that could be used as leverage to pressure Mr. Cohen to work with the special counsel examining Russian... Read More »

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10 May 2018

Israeli diplomat says he was thrown out of Chicago Uber for speaking Hebrew (Chicago, IL)

An Israeli diplomat says an Uber driver in Chicago yelled and threw him out of the car when he answered a phone call in Hebrew.

Itay Milner says it was one of the worst experiences of his life.

It started Thursday night when he was the leav... Read More »

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23 May 2018

A Taxi Driver Took His Own Life. His Family Blames Uber’s Influence (New York)

A series of suicides in New York has drawn attention to the economic desperation of drivers competing with ride-hailing apps.

Helen Ochisor drove the yellow taxi in the morning. Her husband Nicanor took it in the afternoon.

They rarely saw ... Read More »

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22 Feb 2018

The Human Cost of Uber and Lyft: Life in the Dying Taxi Industry

Carl Ditlefsen vacuums out his car as the sun sets on the Green Cab taxi lot. He’s the only cab driver here. Next to the lot is a cluttered two-person office and a tarp lean-to. It covers a portable toilet with a sign that reads “Taxi Driver Parking Only.” Ditlefsen just fini... Read More »

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09 Feb 2018

Uber and Lyft, Driving Drivers into Poverty and Despair (New York City, New York)

Early on Monday morning, Douglas Schifter, a career professional taxi and limo driver in New York City, made one final trip, to lower Manhattan. Several hours earlier, he posted on Facebook a condemnation of leading politicians for allowing ride-hailing companies like Uber and Lyft... Read More »

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08 Feb 2018

Metro Transportation driver Mark Chalfin is Taxi Driver of Year (Denver, Colorado)

A slim man with smile lines around his eyes and a thick, graying mustache walks to the door of a Parker home. He knocks. A woman with neatly cropped white hair and wearing a puffy, fuchsia winter jacket answers, and they walk to his vehicle. Arm in arm, they joke and laugh like old... Read More »

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12 Feb 2018

Another taxi protest planned

Prague taxi drivers are planning another round of protests Monday against app-based ride sharing services such as Uber.

This time, they might try to slow traffic headed to Václav Havel Airport Prague, but the destination may change at the last minute so police... Read More »

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21 Dec 2017

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21 Dec 2017

Taxi drivers stage protest on busiest Friday of the year

Police and the council are warning of disruption and safety issues in the city centre as taxi drivers stage a 'go slow' protest.

It will be from 10pm tomorrow, which is known as Mad Friday when revellers celebrate the start of the Christmas weekend, until 5am o... Read More »