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Lori Lightfoot’s new rideshare tax makes it more expensive to travel in, around downtown Chicago

Lori Lightfoot’s new rideshare tax makes it more expensive to travel in, around downtown Chicago

Elena King, Contributing Writer

January 19, 2020

Chicago, home to some of the highest taxes in the nation, introduced a new rideshare tax on Jan. 6. This tax, brought on by Mayor Lori Lightfoot, aims to alleviate much of the traffic congestion in Chicago as a form of incentivizing commuters to take public transit or shared rides in order to lessen traffic ...

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...

DePaul professor seeks legal charges after alleging driver hit her in Uber incident

DePaul professor seeks legal charges after alleging driver hit her in Uber incident

Amber Colón

November 6, 2017

With the rise of rideshare services, another Uber passenger has come forward to say that she was attacked by her driver. This time, it was adjunct professor Lily Kim, who teaches in the Driehaus College of Business. Two weeks ago, social media stormed with photos and video posted to Kim’s personal Fa...

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. ...

Take a stand: Delete car service app Uber

Take a stand: Delete car service app Uber

Sam Schwindt

December 3, 2014

We should all stop using Uber. Read More »

Ridesharing ordinance passes City Council

Ridesharing ordinance passes City Council

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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