A Boston labor lawyer has sued the car service Uber, alleging that it exploits its drivers.
Tuesday night, the Cambridge License Commission will vote on a series of regulations that could shut down ride-sharing services like UberX and Lyft.
According to a blog post from Uber, the new rules would include a $50 minimum price for any non-taxi car ride no matter the distance or time of the ride, a ban on requesting rides on-demand from anything other than a taxi, and prohibit the use of devices like phones and tablets in calculating fares.
Uber, the technology company that uses a phone app to get you a ride, just raised $1.2 billion in new financing.
Dozens of taxis filled the streets in front of Uber’s Boston headquarters on Thursday as part of a protest.
The Boston Police Commissioner William Evans says he wants more public regulation of what he calls “gypsy cabs.”
Uber Technologies of San Francisco has set up an app to operate a car-for-hire service that cab companies say violates every regulation in the book.
Quite possibly the greatest (or worst) app ever invented is set to launch Friday in Boston. It allows you to summon an ice cream truck.