lyft

(Photo by Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images)

Now Clear For Takeoff: LA City Council OKs Uber, Lyft To Pick Up Passengers At LAX

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.

08/25/2015

(Photo credit: Uber)

LA City Council Committee Recommends Allowing Ride-Sharing At LAX

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.

08/18/2015

(credit: David McNew/Getty Images)

City Council Votes To Temporarily Halt Plan To Allow Uber, Lyft Pickups At LAX

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.

08/05/2015

(credit: CBS)

Uber, Lyft One Step Closer To Picking Up Passengers At LAX

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.

CBS2 / KCAL9–07/16/2015

(credit: UBER)

Calif. Judges: Juries Should Hear Driver Vs Uber, Lyft Suits

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.

03/12/2015

(credit: Shutterstock)

OC Officials OK Expansion Of Uber, Lyft Services At John Wayne Airport

Next time you fly into John Wayne Airport, hailing a taxi won’t be your only option.

03/04/2015

(credit: CBS)

Riders May Soon Be Able To ‘E-Hail’ A Regular Taxi Using A Smartphone

Los Angeles wants taxi drivers to get on board with a mobile app that will allow customers to hail a taxi from their smartphones.

01/16/2015

(credit: CBS)

Officials Consider Allowing Lyft, Uber Pickups At LAX

Transportation network companies, such as Lyft and Uber, aren’t currently allowed to operate at Los Angeles International Airport but that could soon change.

12/18/2014

(credit: CBS)

California Prosecutors Sue Uber; Lyft Settles

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.

CBS2 / KCAL9–12/09/2014

(credit: CBS)

LA County DA Cracks Down On Rideshare Companies

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.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/26/2014

(credit: CBS)

Uber Defends Slashing Drivers’ Rates Amid LA Protest

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.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/02/2014

(credit: CBS)

California Sets Ride-Sharing Insurance Standards

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.

08/27/2014

(credit: CBS)

CBS2’s Serene Branson Puts ‘Taxi Magic’ Mobile App To The Test

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.

06/24/2014

(credit:  Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

Uber Drivers Protest Company’s Business Practices Outside Santa Monica Office

Drivers for the popular ride-share app Uber Tuesday protested the company’s business practices.

CBS2 / KCAL9–06/24/2014

(CREDIT: Ed Mertz/CBS)

Councilmembers, Taxi Drivers Protest Ridesharing Apps At City Hall

Hundreds of taxicab drivers descended on the steps of City Hall Tuesday morning to protest popular ridesharing apps.

CBS2 / KCAL9–06/10/2014

more