A memo says the drivers are contractors, not employees.
New court documents suggest that the city's rideshare regulations have backfired in a big way
The drivers argued they should be classified as employees, not contractors.
"I just got trapped and wanted to stop someone else from getting trapped," the driver tells a uniformed officer who warns him he could be arrested for interfering with an investigation.
The companies argue that the pay regulations are irrational and anti-competitive.
To Protect Some Cab Drivers, San Francisco Will Stop Other Taxis from Picking Up Customers at the Airport
The rule will prohibit taxis from picking up passengers at the airport unless they purchase a $250,000 permit.
What happens when prices are increased by fiat? They go up, usually, and in this case they may increase traffic congestion, too.
All for me and none for thee.
Other subway systems have managed to maintain or even gain riders since Uber and Lyft launched. Why is the D.C. Metro losing them?
The days of a free market in ride sharing are over in America's largest city.
Yet Another Federal Court Rejects Claims that Exposing Taxis to Competition from Uber and Lyft is a Taking
This is the latest in a series of federal court decision rejecting such arguments. The right to operate a taxi business does not create a "property" right in suppressing competition.
As the New York Subway Melts Down, the City Moves to Cap the Number of Ubers and Lyfts on the Streets
Making the Big Apple less mobile.
After a fatality involving one of its autonomous cars, Uber is replacing 100 of its monitors with 55 technical specialists to improve feedback.
America's paper of record demands an end to transit innovation.
Fewer people are willing to pay a premium to live near a subway stop as public transportation stumbles and ride-sharing offers better options.
Self-driving cars are likely to save lives. One tragic, accidental death should not stop that from happening. Keep testing.
Transportation policy should encourage more options, not fewer.
This unfortunate accident will not slow down the autonomous vehicle revolution.
Hospital describes her services as "invaluable."
Exposing Taxis to Competition from Uber and Lyft Is Not a Taking that Requires Compensation Under the Constitution
A federal court correctly rejects a dubious takings claim by Philadelphia cab companies.
The newly released bill would clarify Uber drivers' and Airbnb hosts' status as independent contractors but would require tax withholding.
Comma.ai aims to bring plug-and-play autonomy to the masses.
How much do Uber drivers make, and why does that matter?
A taxi driver upset by Uber's effect on his business realized it was actually a good alternative for him.
More people are working in the gig economy than ever before, but the current tax code punishes Uber drivers and Airbnb hosts. Here's how Congress can fix that.
A win for ride-sharing and Alaskans
Why should local governments demand a default language when we have the tools to sort it all out?
Plan to open headquarters in Oakland, California, upsets locals who fear tech displaces minorities.
The novelist, activist, and BoingBoing founder on cyber warfare, Uber-style reputation economics, and what he's likely to get arrested for someday.
Secret tool allowed drivers to detect and avoid stings.
By declining to take up the case Illinois Transportation Trade Association v. Chicago, the Supreme Court allows customers of Uber, Lyft, and similar e-hailing services to breathe easier.
Company says it's not closing a development office in Denmark and says closing is "not necessarily a farewell."
Wants rides hailed by apps at least 10 minutes in advance and a slew of new taxes and other regulations.
Company used a secret method of getting around regulators trying to shut them down. If only the rest of us were so lucky.
Shameless crony capitalism play by Detroit automaker
The future is rushing toward us. Unfortunately, the government wants to help.
Matt Welch talks SCOTUS, travel ban, and the ethics of #DeleteUber on SiriusXM Insight's The Dean Obeidallah Show
Looking for a Left/Libertarian Alliance Against Trump? Maybe Rethink Reflexive '#DeleteUber' Reactions
Constantly looking for people to punish doesn't square with a commitment to liberty.