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Uber Adding Safety Features to App

Waiting for the Uber

Uber is adding features to its app aimed at keeping riders feel safer, and announced a former Homeland Security secretary will lead its board of safety advisors. “Helping keep people safe is a huge responsibility, and one we do not take lightly, Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi said in a blog …

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Lyft Testing Monthly Subscription Plan

Rider Being Picked Up by Lyft

Lyft is testing monthly subscription plans for high-frequency users, a sign that the company is shifting toward a Netflix or Spotify model for transportation. Andrew J. Hawkins | The Verge The terms of the subscription models seem to vary, but appear targeted at users who spend up to $450 on …

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Lyft, Magna to Partner on Autonomous Cars

Lyft Says It Has a Deal With Magna International To Develop and Build Driverless Cars for its Network and Anyone Else LedeTree Magna International and Lyft announced this week they will collaborate on developing and manufacturing self-driving systems that will be used in a Lyft ridesharing fleet, but will also …

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Road Warriors – Monday News for Travelers

Hyper Loop One Car

Welcome to a new work week, road warriors. Here’s a rundown of news from around the country affecting how you travel for work. Compiled by David Royse | LedeTree MASSIVE EXPANSION COMING AT O’HARE – DOZENS OF NEW GATES Do you already cringe when you learn you have to connect …

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EU Court: Uber is a Transit Service

Barcelona Taxis

The top European court says Uber is subject to regulation as a transit service, rather than simply a tech platform as the ridesharing company had argued. David Royse | LedeTree Taxi drivers in Barcelona took Uber to court back in 2014 arguing that it was essentially an unregulated, and therefore, …

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Lyft Giving Rides Outside USA, Starts Service Today in Toronto

Toronto Lyft Service Map

Rideshare service Lyft is up and running today in Toronto, its first foray outside the United States LedeTree Uber has some competition in Canada, with Lyft starting its first non-U.S. operation on Tuesday. “We’ve been looking forward to taking our brand of ridesharing international for some time, and we’re super …

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