Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Tag: Lyft

Uber, the Conference of Mayors, and the taxi drivers

Expect protests from (real) cab drivers as Uber helps host US Conference of Mayors -- just as that company is getting hit for failing to treat its workers as...

Leap buses are nice — unless you are in a wheelchair

The startup service has no room for people with mobility issues. Why do tech companies always get away with everything? By Tim Redmond APRIL 7, 2015 – The launch of Leap,...

The Crappie Awards highlight the worst in tech

While the rich and their acolytes celebrated at Davies Hall, the fun was outside on the streets By Calindra Revier February 6, 2015 – As the local tech industry was celebrating...

Politics on Tuesday: The Transbay deal gets slammed by the Chron — and may be dead anyway

By Tim Redmond SEPTEMBER 23, 2014 – The staid and pro-development ol' Chron has gotten all feisty and populist on its editorial page, with a strong piece Monday morning denouncing...

Newsom may have to answer for lawsuit against SF

By Tim Redmond AUGUST 14, 2014 -- Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom will be in the spotlight this week, when the State Lands Commission meets in San Francisco to talk, among...

Uber whines about insurance rules that would level the playing field

By Tim Redmond AUGUST 12, 2014 -- If you believe a recent letter from Uber, a bill pending in the state Legislature would mandate that ride-sharing companies carry “twenty times...

Does Airbnb have an ADA problem?

By Tim Redmond AUG. 7, 2014 -- The world of the “sharing economy,’ like the world of tech workers, tends to be young, white, college educated, and relatively well off....

Politics: The future of Airbnb regulations

By Tim Redmond JULY 10, 2014 -- There won’t be an Airbnb initiative on the November ballot – but the issue, and the possibility of a citywide vote, hasn’t gone...

When Gavin Newsom sells out the disability community

By Bob Planthold JULY 8, 2014 -- Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom wrote an op-ed piece June 16th in the Sacramento Bee that focuses on the innovation brought on by Transportation Network...

Lawsuit could mandate local control for Lyft, UberX, and SideCar

By Tim Redmond A taxi association has filed a pair of legal appeals that could directly undermine the state’s decision to allow companies like Uber, Lyft, and Sidecar to pick...