John Martin, director of San Francisco International Airport, says drivers for UberX, Lyft, Sidecar and other smartphone dispatched ride booking services — Transportation Networking Companies — are illegally doing business on airport property without permits. In addition, he told the CPUC that many TNC drivers are violating new state regulations governing other aspects of their operations, notably that they carry proof of insurance.
Uber/Lyft Declared Illegal @ SFO: Drivers for Uber, Lyft and other smartphone-dispatched "ridesharing" companies operate illegally at San Francisco Airport and routinely violate various new state regulations, according to SFO Director John Martin. San Francisco Business Times article here
Taxi Attack! The start-up wars are opeing a new front, and now its Uber that is under attack. The NYC Medallion Managers are banding together to take on Uber, the car service application. BetaBeat.com article here
Lyft Claims Unfairness: The future of Lyft in St. Louis isn't final yet. A St. Louis judge delayed ruling on an injunction that would ban the ride-sharing app from operating in the Lou Wednesday until she could hear further testimony. Riverfront Times article here
Busted For Stop-Lyfting: A court hearing to prevent the Lyft ride-sharing service from operating in Kansas City hit the brakes Tuesday. Kansas City officials had filed a motion in Jackson County Circuit Court for a temporary restraining order. Kansas City Star article here
Local Uber driver Johnny Chung is shown across the street from Triangle Square in Costa Mesa. Unlike a normal taxi service, Uber uses regular people driving their personal vehicles. Drivers are linked to customers via phone apps. Photo by Orange County Register
Shrink By Ride Pay: Drivers for ride-share service Uber say they’re tired of falling rates and rising fees the company has imposed. Last week, 100 drivers voiced their dismay at the company’s San Francisco headquarters, and now drivers in Los Angeles and Orange County are frustrated. Orange County Register article here