In the PSA, Pamela Anderson takes a lighthearted approach at communicating the critically important point “you can’t always vet the driver you are using, but the service you are using should.”
“While state legislators are still working on a bill to protect consumers and eliminate a patchwork of local laws, the lack of statewide regulations has created a complicated problem for the drivers, the towns and taxi companies.
Taxi drivers say they pay registration and licensing fees — and have different requirements for background checks — that their new competitors don’t.”
“With the industry rock star Uber getting most of the ride-sharing attention in the US, it is easy to sometimes overlook their competitors. That would be a mistake in the case of Lyft. While not as big as Uber, the San Francisco company has put up some substantial numbers in its 4 years of existence.
Here are a few of the most interesting Lyft statistics…”
“Quite possibly the most notable and newsworthy (for better or worse) digital company of the year was Uber.
Over the years, the ride-sharing company experienced some pretty serious controversies, blunders and roadblocks, while continuing to grow and rack up funding…”
“Your companies should implement fingerprint-based background checks right now. This would match screening standards for taxicab services that are already required by many of the largest state regulators across the United States…”
Fort Worth and Texas Christian University Police are investigating a possible assault of a female student, she claims she was picked up early Saturday morning by two men claiming to be with a ride-share service.
“I’m concerned that not enough of us fully understand what duty of care means and what specifically applies to meeting and event leaders as part of their onsite planning responsibilities. During the panel session, we shared some best practices, which I, in turn am sharing with you.”
They argue that they paid for the exclusive right to street hails, and e-hails are essentially the same (an argument that has failed in court).”
“Previously, fleet operators had only been able to act retrospectively using such information, however the involvement of Ctrack’s system makes it possible to extract real-time driver performance data…”
The idea, according to chief executive Naren Shaam, is to make it as easy as ordering an Uber.”