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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘taxi’

Lyft Had a Rocky Start in NYC Over the Weekend

Fresh off its kinda victory on Friday in New York City, Lyft launched in all five boroughs to much fanfare. Unfortunately, high demands coupled with an underwhelming workforce and newly-imposed regulations made getting a Lyft driver a real headache in the Big Apple. Folks took to Twitter to vent. Nice of @lyft to offer me free rides for next 2 …

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Uber Driver Accused of Sexual Assault in DC

Despite implementing a ‘safe rides fee’ earlier this year, stories about Uber passengers experiencing anything but safe rides continue to pop up. The latest comes from Washington DC, where a 32-year-old Uber driver has been charged with second degree sexual abuse after a passenger claimed that he molested her in the back of his car this past Sunday. From Washington …

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Lyft Launching in NYC After Making Concessions

The battle of Lyft vs. New York City – mainly its Taxi and Limo Commission – has finally produced a resolution. Lyft will launch in all five boroughs of NYC tonight, but only after making some pretty big concessions. “Tonight, after making positive progress with local and state leaders, Lyft will launch in all five boroughs of New York City. …

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Lyft Slapped with Restraining Orders Hours Before NYC Launch

According to a report, both the New York City Taxi and Limo Commission and the state Attorney General have filed temporary restraining orders against on-demand car service Lyft, who is planning on launching in Brooklyn and Queens Friday evening. Earlier this week, Lyft announced their intentions to begin operations in NYC. That was immediately met with pushback from the city’s …

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Lyft Launches Friday in NYC Despite Regulatory Pushback

Lyft is not backing down in its quest to bring its on-demand car service to the Big Apple, despite warnings from the city’s Taxi and Limo Commission that they will not hesitate to take legal action. Earlier this week, Lyft announced that it was finally launching in New York City – not all of NYC, but in two boroughs to …

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Uber Driver Takes Riders on High-Speed Chase in DC

A New Yorker says he was kidnapped by an Uber driver in Washington DC and taken on a high-speed chase. The D.C. Taxicab Commission has confirmed an incident did occur and they are investigating. Official details aren’t yet available, but according to frequent Uber user Ryan Simonetti it was one hell of a wild ride. Was just kidnapped by an …

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Cab Vomit Fee: Blowing Chunks Could Cost You Big Bucks

A cab vomit fee doesn’t seem all that far-fetched to me. Given the amount of folks who probably spew copious amounts of puke all over the inside of taxis on a regular basis, I’m surprise more cities aren’t adopting some sort payment system. You defile the back seat, you have to pay extra. That should include any bodily fluids, as …

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Marilu Henner’s Amazing Memory Inspired New Book

In her book “Total Memory Makeover”, Marilu Henner talks about what it’s like to call up any memory from any given day in her life–something she’s been doing for as long…well, as long as she can remember. In an amazing feat of the mind, Henner was born with a super-memory, able to flip through any date you give her like …

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