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Two Major Rape Cases Slam Uber In One Week

Posted on October 21, 2015

A weekly round-up of TNC-related articles in the headlines:


Rape Sentencing Keeps Uber In Controversial Spotlight:
 A former Massachusetts Uber driver has been sentenced to 10 to 12 years in prison after raping a female passenger, adding to a growing list of Uber drivers accused of sexual assault. Huffington Post article here

Ex-Uber Driver Convicted Of New Delhi Rape: A former driver for the ride-sharing service Uber was convicted by a Delhi court on Tuesday of raping a female passenger last year. New York Times article here

TNC Pick-Up Plan For LAX Delayed: Drivers and travel-weary passengers at LAX have begun to wonder: What's taking so long? Los Angeles Times article here

Chicago Alderman Want Uber Drivers To Register Like Taxicab Drivers: Two aldermen on Wednesday tried again to crack down on ride-share drivers, introducing a plan to require anyone working for Uber or other such companies to get chauffeur's licenses like cabdrivers if they want to pick up passengers at Chicago's airports, McCormick Place or Navy Pier. Chicago Tribune article here

Uber Plans To Spread Service In New York State: With continued success throughout New York City, Uber wants to extend its reach within the state. Tech Times article here

Uber Throws Victory Party In Florida County: After a very emphatic "forget you" just a few months ago, Uber is sending a very public "thank you" today to the Broward County commissioners who deregulated the service earlier this month. South Florida Business Journal article here

Uber CEO Says Most Drivers Don't Work Long Enough To Be Employees: Uber CEO Travis Kalanick defended his ride hailing company’s controversial use of contract drivers by saying that it gives them more flexibility than if they were classified as full time employees. Fortune Magazine article here

Related Topics: California operators, Chicago operators, criminal incidents, driver behavior, employee vs independent contractor, Florida operators, Los Angeles operators, New York operators, passenger safety, TNCs, Uber

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