Purge Or Surge? TNC Fights Play Out On Rates, Labor, Rules

Posted on September 9, 2015

NYC Mayor To Target TNC Surge Pricing: The feud between Uber and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is far from over. Despite the evidence presented in my new Manhattan Institute report that ridesharing helps low- and medium-income neighborhoods and does not cause increased Manhattan congestion, the city will likely take some action to curtail ridesharing’s innovative business model this fall. Forbes article here

Uber China Rival Raises Capital: Didi Kuaidi, Uber's No. 1 rival in China, just raised $3 billion in venture capital funding, the company announced Wednesday. Business Insider article here

Related: Why China Is A Bigger Prize Than The U.S. For Uber

Uber, Lyft Likely To Get Sea-Tac Access: In a packed meeting Tuesday, the Port of Seattle Commission considered three options to revise ground transportation at Sea-Tac, two of which would abandon the current practice of signing an exclusive contract for on-demand taxi service leaving the airport. Drivers for Seattle Yellow Cab, which has held the current contract since October 2010, turned out in force to rally against any such change. Seattle P-I article here

County Panel May Ask State To Set TNC Rules: The long-standing battle between Hillsborough County’s Public Transportation Commission and ride-share companies Uber and Lyft could be settled in Tallahassee. Today, the transportation commission will consider proposing a state law that would allow Uber and Lyft to operate legally in Hillsborough County if they abide by certain requirements. A draft bill will be presented to the county’s legislative delegation Sept. 25 if most commission members agree. Tampa Bay Online article here

Related: Tampa Bay Chauffeurs, Taxi Drivers Demand Level Playing Field

TNCs Must Improve Disabled Access: As TNCs negotiate for permits to pick up passengers at Los Angeles International Airport, advocates are pressing regulators to require better access for disabled travelers, saying they should be as confident that they can catch a ride with Uber and Lyft as with a taxi. Los Angeles Times article here

Uber Driver Hiring Event Draws Influx Of Applicants: Hundreds of people who hope to drive for the San Francisco-based ride-hailing company caused periodic traffic jams at the Hampton Inn Tropicana on Dean Martin Drive on the second of nine days of information sessions designed to assemble a fleet of driver partners. Las Vegas Review-Journal article here

State Of The Global TNC War: A map shows where already dominates — and where Uber is the Lyft to someone else’s Uber. Here are the companies that stand between Uber and its world domination in each continent. Forbes article here

Uber  Backlash Brewing? In the age of rampant income inequality, the overhyped promises of the sharing economy are running headlong into a growing desire by Americans for a caring economy. As the sharing economy continues to grow, companies like Uber and Lyft may be hard-pressed to justify their refusal to treat drivers as employees. Huffington Post article here

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

NYC Wheelchair Rule Unites Opposition From For-Hire Industry

Livery cabs, limos, Uber, and Lyft combat a Taxi and Limousine Commission accessibility mandate.

Efforts To Delay ELD Mandate Gain Support In Congress

The FMCSA issued the rule in 2015 that requires interstate trucks and buses convert by Dec. 18 of this year.

Inspectors Ready To Enforce CA Stretch Limo Retrofit Law

After three years of delays, operators will need to comply with new safety rules by Jan. 1, 2018.

NLA Partnership With Labor Advocacy Group Targets Uber

More people realize using TNC apps supports companies that mislead and mistreat its workers.

Chicago Party Bus Operators Fight Back Against City Order

About half of the 17 companies on the list insist they are operating legally, one operator says.

See More News

Facebook Comments ()

Comments (0)

Post a Comment



See More

LCT Store

LCT Magazine - August 2017 $12.95 MILLENNIALS/FAST 40 ISSUE COVER STORY: * How to Score & Keep The Best Young Talent * *


Experience the three annual industry events for networking for business, showcasing vehicles and products, and getting the tools for success.

Read About Your Region

What’s Happening Near You?
Click on any state to see the latest industry news and events in that region.

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment


Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Metro Magazine

Serving the bus and passenger rail industries for more than a century

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

Please sign in or register to .    Close