Hundreds were disqualified for having serious crimes on their record, including violent or sexual offenses, and others for driving-related offenses, such as drunken driving or reckless driving, according to the state Department of Public Utilities.”
The smaller ride-hailing company has secured up to $500 million in a new round of funding that values Lyft at $6.9 billion before the addition of new capital…”
“FlitWays is one of the leading providers of rideshare to corporations. Currently working with organizations including: Xerox, Megabus, TUI Group, P-Airbus, and many more in various stages of the pipeline.
The partnership gives FlitWays access to Lyft’s extensive driver network to supplement their existing coverage.”
“Two years ago it fended off an attempt at regulation from New York City with a massive PR blitz, and it has threatened to leave Maryland if that state insists on toughening up its driver background checks.”
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“The sharing economy trends that have come to define personal travel are now significantly influencing business travel as well… However, nearly one in five travelers are still unsure whether their employer’s policies allow for sharing-economy services…”
“For the second time in two months, evidence pertaining to an alleged sexual assault by an Uber driver in Maryland was captured on videotape.
How did Uber’s background-check process overlook this driver’s pending rape charges?”
“The goal for policymakers should be what is in the best interest of the public, including drivers, passengers and third parties…”
Uber began working on loosening its rules earlier this year after California reduced the penalty for some crimes and changed them from felonies to misdemeanors.”