As more people turn to Uber and Lyft for rides, many were frustrated to learn that those drivers weren’t allowed to pick up passengers at Los Angeles International Airport. That changed Tuesday when Los Angeles City Council gave the ride-hailing services the green light for the LAX arrivals section.
Members of a Los Angeles City Council committee voted to affirm a decision to allow ride-hailing companies, such as Uber and Lyft, to pick up passengers from Los Angeles International Airport arrival areas.
City Council members vote on Wednesday to temporarily halt a motion that would allow ride-hailing companies to legally pickup passengers at Los Angeles International Airport.
The vote came amid loud objections from taxi companies, as speaker after speaker told a packed audience in front of Airport Commissioners not to allow Uber or any other transportation networking company like them to pick up passengers at LAX.
Juries will have to decide whether drivers for Uber and Lyft were independent contractors, or employees of the ride-hailing companies with all of the protections and benefits the state affords regular workers.
Next time you fly into John Wayne Airport, hailing a taxi won’t be your only option.
Los Angeles wants taxi drivers to get on board with a mobile app that will allow customers to hail a taxi from their smartphones.
Transportation network companies, such as Lyft and Uber, aren’t currently allowed to operate at Los Angeles International Airport but that could soon change.
Los Angeles District Attorney Jackie Lacey partnered with Gascon in a probe of the nascent ridesharing industry. A third company — Sidecar — is still under investigation.
District Attorney’s offices in Los Angeles and San Francisco have sent letters to popular rideshare companies requesting to discuss safe and legal practices, officials said Friday.
More than 50 Los Angeles-based Uber drivers assembled in a North Hollywood parking lot Tuesday night to voice their displeasure with continued cuts in their takehome pay.
Drivers providing services for ride-sharing companies such as Lyft and Uber would have to carry a minimum level of insurance under a compromise the state Senate approved Wednesday.
A mobile app for taxis, similar to the increasingly popular ride-sharing apps and being used by most Taxi companies in LA, was put to the test.
Drivers for the popular ride-share app Uber Tuesday protested the company’s business practices.
Hundreds of taxicab drivers descended on the steps of City Hall Tuesday morning to protest popular ridesharing apps.