New proposal could change rules for classifying independent contractors
The Biden administration proposed new standards Tuesday that could make it more difficult to classify millions of workers as independent contractors and deny them minimum wage and benefits.
Uber driver fights off carjackers in DC
An Uber driver tells FOX 5 the harrowing story of how he fought off several suspects Monday and dodged bullets to avoid being carjacked.
Uber's new safety toolkit featuring live help from an agent
Uber is rolling out a revamped safety toolkit featuring live help from an ADT safety agent that will stay in touch with the user and contact 911 if necessary.
Security expert shares rideshare safety tips after DC woman's 'terrifyingly close call'
A D.C. woman is warning rideshare passengers to be careful after what she described as a "terrifyingly close call" Sunday night.
Uber defied taxi laws and upended workers' rights, investigative report found
The report revealed Sunday revealed the extraordinary lengths Uber undertook to establish itself in nearly 30 countries.
Uber to expand ride reservation feature at airports ahead of busy summer travel season
Uber Reserve, which allows users to book rides up to 30 days in advance and automatically adjusts reservation times based on flight information, is expanding to 39 U.S. airports.
Grandma’s teeth, pet ashes: Uber releases 2022 lost and found index
It’s the sixth annual detailing of some of the most interesting and unusual items passengers mistakenly left behind.
Lyft, Uber drop mask requirements for riders and drivers
Uber, which had mandated masks since May of 2020, said Tuesday that both riders and drivers will no longer be required to wear them.
Uber, Lyft criticized for surge pricing after Brooklyn subway shooting
Both Uber and Lyft later said that surge pricing had been disabled and the companies would work to refund any customers who experienced "unintended charges."
Uber driver stranded on I-95 buys teen passenger hotel room, offered new job
Uber driver DaVante Williams was stranded with a teenage passenger for hours on the snowy I-95 and is being praised for going “above and beyond” to get her home safe.
Uber unveils new audio recording feature during rides as part of safety enhancements
The new audio recording is one of three new safety initiatives Uber is starting. The company will also roll out audible seat belt alerts and RideCheck Enhancements.
Uber pledges 10 million free or discounted rides for people seeking COVID-19 vaccination
Uber has pledged 10 million free or discounted rides for those seeking to get the coronavirus vaccine, saying it wants to ensure transportation is not a barrier.
Uber may shut down for months in California, CEO warns
Uber's CEO said the ride-hailing company could cut service in California if a rule takes effect that grants drivers the status and benefits of employees.
Uber to require drivers and riders to wear face masks beginning May 18
Uber said it will require drivers to take a selfie in the app to enforce the rule.
Uber, Lyft suspending shared ride options in response to coronavirus
Uber and Lyft announced on Tuesday that they would be suspending their respective pool and shared options in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
Former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick to resign from board, effectively severing ties with company
In a statement, Uber said Kalanick is leaving the board to focus on his new business and philanthropic endeavors.
Uber reports more than 3,000 sexual assaults on 2018 rides
Uber, as part of a long anticipated safety report, revealed that more than 3,000 sexual assaults were reported during its U.S. rides in 2018.
Uber, Lyft ride prices could increase at DCA, IAD airports
The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority is proposing an increase in the fees it charges for Uber, Lyft and other ride-sharing services which pick up and drop off at the D.C.-area airports.
Uber driver surprises passenger with heartwarming act of kindness
This generous Uber driver did something very special for a passenger who couldn't afford new clothes until Christmas.
Uber glitch charges customers as much as 100 times
An Uber glitch overcharged customers in the District and other cities around the U.S. nearly 100 times the amount they were supposed to have paid for their rides.