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Uber And Lyft To Reimburse Riders Who Were Hit With Surge Pricing In NYC Following Bombing

Following an explosion Monday morning near the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Manhattan, New York City’s subway system backed up with congestion just as the morning commute got underway. Prices on Uber and Lyft rides also skyrocketed, and both companies have now said they will offer refunds to some passengers in the…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Ride-Hailing Apps Like Uber Could Reduce Public Transit Use And That’s A Problem 

Ride-hailing companies see themselves as a way to reduce the reliance on automobile ownership and a path forward to eliminate god-awful congestion. But a new study on the impact of companies like Uber and Lyft from the UC Davis Institute of Transportation Studies offers a different outlook: Instead, it turns out,…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Uber Charges Passenger Clueless About Surge Pricing $925 For Ride

An Illinois woman reportedly unaware of Uber’s surge pricing found out how badly the tactic can sting after taking a 100-mile ride recently that ended with her being charged $925. Uber has since refunded the rider, chalking it up to a “perfect storm” of confusion, according to ABC7 in Chicago.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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New Uber CEO Apologizes For ‘Mistakes’ After Company Is Banned From Operating In London

Dara Khosrowshahi, the new CEO of Uber, has a growing pile of issues to address at the ride-hailing company—the latest being a decision by the London transit authority to ban Uber from operating in the British capital by the end of the month. In response, Khosrowshahi penned an open letter in the Evening Standard,…Read more… […]

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