San Francisco warns Uber, Lyft riders about getting in the wrong car after safety concerns

A spate of assaults in rideshare cars results in a new safety campaign by San Francisco officials.Image: Spencer Platt/Getty Images Many of us have made the mistake of hopping into the wrong Uber or Lyft car, and San Francisco officials want you to be more aware of it. The city…

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Lets Talk About All Those Electric Scooters

NB: Since you’re in Los Angeles: Given that the scooter business in the U.S. kicked off in Santa Monica, and that the city recently passed a pretty California is debating whether surfing should be the state sport and getting pushback from skateboarding advocates. I’m with the skateboard faction.) The other half of…

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Innovation Cant FixUrban Transportations Woes

Urban transportation is undergoing a revolution. Offerings such as Uber and Lyft as well as car- and bike-sharing services are widely believed to reduce congestion and generally make urban dwellers more mobile; driverless cars are expected to provide further benefits. Yet the notion that these innovations always make things better is far from a…

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United Airlines sued by Nigerian passenger booted for pungent odor, claiming racial discrimination

The mom was flying from Nigeria to Canada, where her kids attend school.  (iStock) One Nigerian woman is taking United Airlines to court, alleging that the carrier racially discriminated against her in removing her from her flight at Houston’s Bush Intercontinental Airport after a fellow passenger complained that she had…

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