As Uber has grown, we’ve seen more and more crimes committed by its drivers. One of the most recent perils faced by the riding public is fake Uber cars.
Throughout the last few weeks, we’ve seen enormous changes in Uber’s executive board, most notably CEO Travis Kalanick’s resignation after he faced pressure from the corporation’s stakeholders. The Uber company culture perpetuated by higher-ups is not confined to the corporate-level, however. It trickles down and damages riders and drivers, too.
Ride-hailing apps and taxi companies provide a similar service: they’re a means of transformation from point A to point B. However, Uber and Lyft are able to bypass certain regulations due to their classification as transportation network companies (TNCs) rather than cab companies. How does Uber work around these regulations? Let’s examine.
Since ride-sharing services have officially been legalized on Long Island, local cab company owners and drivers, as well as some legislators, have raised concerns. Their main issue is that the faulty Uber background check process fails to prevent criminals from getting behind the wheel, directly jeopardizing the safety of riders.
For many, the choice between patronizing a traditional taxicab company or a ride-sharing app like Uber comes down to cost. And while it may seem upfront on the surface, it’s evident that Uber pricing shamelessly deceives both riders and drivers when examined more closely.
On Tuesday, June 13, 2017, Nassau County Executive Democratic candidate Laura Curran held a news conference urging current County Executive, Edward P. Mangano, not to bar ride-sharing apps from operating in Nassau County.
For a few years now, you’ve been able to hail an Uber on Long Island. However, there’s a strong possibility that you’re not entirely familiar with the company’s dark side.
When Long Islanders need a ride, they typically choose between a taxi or an Uber to get them to their destination. It’s not a choice many people think deeply about. But weighing the pros and cons between using a Long Island taxi service or Uber may change that.
Popular ride-hailing app, Uber, has gained tons of popularity in the nine years it’s been around. It’s simple after all: you tap a button, and someone comes to drive you to your destination. But issues have arisen that cause people to ask one common question: is Uber safe to use?