As you may have heard, London has declined to renew Uber’s license for drivers to continue business in London. The reason? Passenger safety risks. Let’s do a quick dive into what happened, why and what it means for Uber drivers in London and potentially elsewhere throughout the world — possibly even the U.S.
Looking for the best ways to get to LaGuardia airport? Drivers and passengers now have a new option with the Via and Port Authority LGA Connect program. If you’re a New York driver, you may see a lot more trips from Via soon! RSG contributor Chonce Maddox Rhea shares more information about this program and how you can get started with Via below.
NYC Via drivers may be getting a lot more airport trips starting this month! In general, getting to and from places like Manhattan and Queens from the airport has been expensive.
But Via, a public transit rideshare company, recently announced that it has partnered with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) to launch LGA Connect. This flat-rate rideshare service will provide transportation for passengers from LaGuardia Airport to all five boroughs.
Curious about Via? Check out our Via Driver Overview to learn more about how Via works and in which cities you can sign up with Via.
We now have one fewer service for which to drive. Juno has shut down today.
This especially impacts drivers in New York City, but this could be a signal to all markets that competing with Uber and Lyft is too tough.
Losing Juno and Juno’s subsequent partnership with Lyft further cements the Uber-Lyft duopoly for contractor-driving work. Fewer choices for drivers can only mean there will be less pressure for the companies to increase driver pay.
Lyft recently emailed drivers, notifying them that they would need to take new mandatory safety training in order to continue driving on the Lyft platform. We had senior RSG contributor Jay Cradeur take the training to see what it’s about, how it helps drivers, and what this means for drivers-as-employees.
Recently, I spent 30 minutes going through Lyft’s new mandatory safety training program. I received a notification about this training program on my phone. In order to make the notification go away, I had to watch a series of videos. Other drivers received more information about this program, but for me, it was a series of annoying pop-ups on my phone.
The whole process left me with some serious questions. If I am an independent contractor, then why do I have to take mandatory training? This seems like something employees would have to do. And why does everyone have to take the training program? I have been driving for nearly 4 years and no one has ever complained about verbal misconduct. Let’s jump into this new program and get some answers.
Lately, Lyft has been implementing a lot of new changes to driver earnings, destination mode, and more. Senior RSG contributor Sergio Avedian covers how the latest changes to the driver earnings statement will affect drivers below.
The relationship between Uber, Lyft and their drivers has been a tumultuous one to say the least in recent months. Lyft has cut rates in a dozen or more cities since their IPO and with the passage of AB5, things may get more contentious.
But amongst all this turmoil, Lyft is introducing a new, more transparent and, in my opinion, improved version of the driver earnings statement so let’s take a look.