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Recently Phoenix imposed a new fee for all Uber and Lyft rides to and from the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. The council voted 7-2 for the fees to be placed on all rideshare services to and from the airport. Due to a technicality, there was a revote in December, which upheld the original vote’s decision of 7-2 in favor of imposing the fee. The two months between the original vote and the revote saw Uber and Lyft putting in a great deal of effort to lobby the city council to rethink their vote. Lyft even threatened to stop offering ...read more
I have written extensively in the past about the changes Uber has implemented for California drivers since November of 2019! They are seemingly positive but Uber decided to push a new PAA (Platform Service Agreement) through the app on January 6. 2020. All drivers were forced to sign it in order to log on to the platform and earn a living. Before the PAA there was the TSA (Technology Services Agreement) in 2019 and TOS (Terms of Service). They are all long legal documents and I doubt that other than a handful of drivers a vast majority will not waste ...read more
If you haven’t heard of Ola yet, just give it a little time. Uber and Lyft still dominate the rideshare industry, but Ola is on the rise.
Ola Cabs is better known as Ola. They are a ridesharing company based out of Bengaluru, Karnataka, India. Though they are based in India, they have an ever growing international presence with drivers in the U.K., New Zealand, and Australia, covering over 250 cities, for now, with more than one and a half million drivers internationally. In less than ten years, Ola has grown from a small online cab aggregator in Mumbai to ...read more
GM has proved they are a contender in the electric and autonomous vehicle market. The company announced in mid-January 2020, they have plans to re-engineer the Detroit-Hamtramck to begin producing their electric and autonomous vehicles with a budget of $2.2 billion. The plant will be completely devoted to GM’s electric and autonomous vehicles.
GM has been making some large changes in their company. They have joined forces with LG Chem to create electric car batteries at a new plant in Lordstown, Ohio. The batteries will be used in the cars produced at the Detroit-Hamtramck plant, which had been scheduled to ...read more
Last week Rideguru contributor Sergio Avedian wrote about how to accept your first ride on the Uber driver app with a detailed app tutorial. This week it is Lyft’s turn, in this informative how to article Sergio hopefully will have all the answers a new driver may have as well as a few key tips.
So you’ve passed the background and DMV check that Lyft requires for all drivers, got your car inspected, Lyft has approved your application, you have downloaded the Lyft driver app and you’re now ready to start driving. I have an Android cell phone but ...read more