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Uber tries to make nice with the city of Portland

In a letter to Portland's elected officials, Uber has apologized for what it calls "past missteps" during what's been a combative municipal-private company relationship. Alejandro Chouza, Uber's general manager for the Pacific Northwest, added th.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsApr 16th, 2018

Portland green fund tax backers say they have 25K more signatures than needed

They needed 34,156 signatures to make the November ballot, but backers of a Portland tax to fund green energy programs said Thursday they blew way past that figure. At a rally outside City Hall, Portland Clean Energy Fund campaigners said they wer.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJul 5th, 2018

Honolulu City Council bill would make ride sharing business model unworkable, Uber says

The bill would place a cap on pricing for transportation network companies like Uber and Lyft, similar to the cap on taxi fares that is currently regulated by the city......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMay 22nd, 2018

Uber, Lyft and Via sue to block wheelchair-accessibility mandate

The city's three biggest ride-hail companies have banded together to undo the recently passed Taxi and Limousine Commission mandate requiring them to make wheelchair accessible service a growing part... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkApr 13th, 2018

Major League Baseball"s commissioner again floats Portland as a top candidate for a team

Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred continues to give Portland baseball fans hope that a big-league team might arrive in the Rose City. During a TV appearance on Fox Sports Tuesday for the MLB All-Star Game, Manfred mentioned Portland as .....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournals22 hr. 58 min. ago

One of Portland"s largest law firms to pay $18.5M as Aequitas fallout begins

In the first settlement against a formerly high-flying Oregon capital firm, a prominent local law office must pay $18.5 million to the firm's investors. As the Oregonian reports, Tonkon Torp LLP will make the payout related to the class-action laws.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJul 17th, 2018

Why cities can"t get rid of rats

Living in a city does not make you any less susceptible to seeing a rat. We try really hard to get rid of these pesky pests, but they seem to always slink around in some corner of an alley you are walking down. Here is the answer.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderJul 16th, 2018

Here are the richest suburbs of each of America"s 35 biggest cities

Thrillist identifies the richest suburbs of the 35 largest cities in America — specifically, the most "obnoxiously rich." They canvassed experts on each city to identify which would make the list. Some of th.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderJul 15th, 2018

Conference will let KC show off for its peer cities

The National League of Cities has tapped Kansas City for its 2022 City Summit conference. The event is expected to attract thousands of attendees to the area, including city leaders and corporate partners.  “Kansas City will make an excellent ba.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJul 11th, 2018

GOP Bill Would Make First-Time Illegal Border Crossings a Felony, Divert Sanctuary-City Funding to ICE

Under current law, improper entry into the U.S. can lea.....»»

Category: europeSource: fortuneJul 10th, 2018

KC"s 10-year-old surf-themed bar will make a second run in St. Louis

Shark Bar, a "retro-surf" themed concept that originated in Kansas City, will become a big St. Louis development's newest tenant. Founded in 2008, Shark Bar is one of the original tenants in the Kansas City Power & Light District. Ballpark Village will .....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJul 10th, 2018

Uber joins $335 million investment in Lime, will make the scooters available in the Uber app

Ride-hailing giant Uber is continuing its expansion into other types of transportation with an investment Monday into bike and scooter company Lime. Lime said it raised $335 million in the new round that included Uber. This brings the total funding for .....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJul 9th, 2018

Uber-Grab Deal Reduced Competition, Singapore"s Antimonopoly Watchdog Finds

Uber’s merger with Southeast Asian rival Grab hit a road bump after regulators said the deal reduced ride-hailing competition in the city......»»

Category: smallbizSource: wsjJul 5th, 2018

Lyft and Uber Won't Be Happy Until They're Your One-Stop Transit Guide - New York Times

New York TimesLyft and Uber Won't Be Happy Until They're Your One-Stop Transit GuideNew York TimesGet the DealBook newsletter to make sense of major business .....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsJul 3rd, 2018

Uber and Lyft Drivers Could Be Getting a Serious Raise in New York City

Up to $17.22 an hour. The tussle between ride hailing apps and drivers continues--and the drivers may have just gotten the upper hand. On Monday, New York's Taxi.....»»

Category: europeSource: fortuneJul 3rd, 2018

Physicians say flu vaccine will be worth extra burden for parents

The city Health Department said last week that programs in place to defray the cost of flu shots make it feasible for all children ages 6 months old to 5 years old to be vaccinated by Dec. 31 to... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkJul 3rd, 2018

City releases groundbreaking proposal to boost Uber, Lyft driver wages

An in-depth report released Monday looks for the first time at what New York City's app-based drivers are earning—and recommends a wage-raising plan that would fundamentally change how the... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkJul 3rd, 2018

Study backs pay rise for New York City"s Uber, Lyft drivers

NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York City's cash-strapped Uber and Lyft drivers have been campaigning for bigger paychecks, and their effort got a boost on Monday from a study two economists conducted for the city's Taxi and Limousine Commission......»»

Category: topSource: reutersJul 2nd, 2018

NYC taxi commission study backs pay rise for Uber, Lyft drivers

New York City's cash-strapped Uber and Lyft drivers have been campaigning for bigger paychecks, and their effort got a boost on Monday from a study two economists conducted for the city's Taxi and Limousine Commission......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralJul 2nd, 2018

NYC taxi commission study backs pay rise for NYC Uber, Lyft drivers

NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York City's cash-strapped Uber and Lyft drivers have been campaigning for bigger paychecks, and their effort got a boost on Monday from a study two economists conducted for the city's Taxi and Limousine Commission......»»

Category: topSource: reutersJul 2nd, 2018

The Wall Street Journal: Voting underway in Mexico, with López Obrador the heavy favorite

Mexicans began voting Sunday in a presidential election expected to make former Mexico City Mayor Andrés Manuel López Obrador the country’s first leftist president since the 1980s......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchJul 1st, 2018