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Chicago mulling a hike on ride-hailing fees in downtown area

Chicago mulling a hike on ride-hailing fees in downtown area

Associated Press

October 11, 2019

Chicago officials are considering an increase in ride-hailing fees for solo riders traveling downtown, in a move aimed at reducing traffic congestion. Mayor Lori Lightfoot told a local radio station Thursday in a pre-recorded broadcast that she will recommend the "short-term" plan to give breaks to...

Fighting fare: Taxis fall behind in ‘rideshare revolution’

Fighting fare: Taxis fall behind in 'rideshare revolution'

Danielle Harris

February 8, 2015

Popular ridesharing service Uber is no stranger to controversy. The company consistently makes headlines with critics slamming the business for countless reasons including outlandish statements by corporate executives, concerns regarding rider privacy and the always controversial surge pricing, which are merely some of the issues Uber faces. ...

Ridesharing ordinance passes City Council

Companies like Lyft no longer have to worry about the legality of ridesharing in Chicago. Photo courtesy of Lyft.

Danielle Harris

June 2, 2014

"Don’t get in a car with strangers.” While this collective guidance may seem like common sense, ridesharing companies were approved by the City Council on May 28 as being entirely legal in the city of Chicago. Ridesharing companies such as UberX, Sidecar and Lyft offer the same services as traditional...

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