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Posted by RideGuru on June 23, 2020

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Posted by AshleySantana on July 11, 2020

I live 42 minutes from the Tampa Airport and need a ride from a UBERXL OR LYFTXL early before my flight. I want to schedule a ride for tomorrow morning two hours before boarding but I am not sure that this guarantees a ride from Uber or lyft. I was ...

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My wife and I are needing to go to pick up our mail, we can give you money 

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Food delivery app development is a big business stream on its own.  Starting from scratch is what most people think about when they want to develop something like this. But the truth is that this process takes a lot of time, and not to mention money. Because obviously, you will ...

As a driver, have you kicked out a passenger? Ended a ride early mid-trip?

Posted by WWBlueStuff on April 29, 2018

Please do share. Remember when some dude died after getting kicked off Lyft?  I can't help it to think he did something to be kicked out, you know? 

Lyft Passenger Killed in Fatal Hit-and-Run on Freeway After Driver Demands He Exits Vehicle
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Best Car Rental Apps for Android & iOS

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The world is facing ...

Research on drivers' experiences in the pandemic: call for particpants (compensation $30)

Posted by Whartonresearcher on June 29, 2020

I am a research associate at the University of Pennsylvania conducting research on how drivers in the UK and Germany navigate the challenges in their work and are adjusting to the pandemic. The interviews are completely confidential and take about an hour. The compensation is $30. Please send me a ...

Can I ask my Uber driver to NOT record me with his webcam? If I do not want to be recorded, shouldn't I be able to request that?

Posted by NancyStride on August 21, 2018

Even calling into a customer service call (at a bank or whatever), we have the choice of asking not to be recorded.  What about with rideshares like Uber and Lyft?

I understand that the car is a private property, and drivers have the rights to record inside their cabin.  However, ...

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