Study Ties Rise in Car Ownership to Entrance of Ride-Hail Services in Cities

If people can just hail a ride from a five-star Lyft or Uber driver at a moment’s notice, will they even bother owning cars? According to research published in the journal iScience on Wednesday, the answer is yes: vehicle ownership actually increased across cities alongside the arrival of ride-hail services.

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Ride-Sharing

The Arizona Supreme Court upheld Phoenix’s ordinance imposing trip fees on commercial ground transportation providers like Uber and Lyft who take passengers to and from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, finding the ordinance is constitutional because paying fees to use airport property for commercial purposes is not transaction-based.

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Judge Scolds Lyft and Labor Rights Advocates in Sick Pay Dispute

Rejecting an emergency request to make Lyft give sick pay to its drivers, a federal judge in California on Tuesday scolded labor rights lawyers for exploiting a pandemic to advance a lawsuit “riddled with defects” but also chided the rideshare company for blatantly violating state labor laws.

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