How driving for Lyft compares to Uber

I had my first experience driving for Lyft yesterday. I’ve tried to drive for the alternative to Uber for a while now, but I’ve never had any requests. I pulled up the app yesterday and in Rider mode – Lyft uses the same app for both rider and driver –  I saw that to get … Continue reading “How driving for Lyft compares to Uber”

Lyft is now in Hagerstown

Lyft, the ridesharing alternative to Uber, is now available in the city of Hagerstown. This means that if you need a ride to Walmart, the Valley Mall, or anywhere else, you can utilize the services of Lyft. Even if you need a ride to Baltimore or Washington DC, you can now take a Lyft to … Continue reading “Lyft is now in Hagerstown”

Fawzi Kamel is a terrible Uber driver

Bloomberg published a video of Fawzi Kamel, an UberBlack driver, arguing with Uber CEO Travis Kalanick. The argument took place during an Uber trip. The argument was over Uber lowering its fares. Uber has lowered fares riders pay for the UberX service. UberX is a normal four-door sedan and is the most common Uber product. … Continue reading “Fawzi Kamel is a terrible Uber driver”

Uber increases its booking fee. What’s a booking fee?

Uber is increasing its booking fee by 20 to 35 cents. A booking fee is a fee Uber charges the rider on each ride. The driver does not receive any of this money. It goes entirely to Uber. What is a booking fee? Uber says the fee is “to cover safety as well as additional … Continue reading “Uber increases its booking fee. What’s a booking fee?”

Uber will not leave Maryland

The Maryland Public Service Commission ruled that Uber and Lyft drivers will not be required to have fingerprint-based background checks. It means Uber will not be removing service in the state of Maryland as they threatened to do if they did not receive a waiver to the requirement. Taxicab drivers and other similar professionals are … Continue reading “Uber will not leave Maryland”

Uber threatens to leave Maryland over background checks

If Uber is going to do more background checks, do them on passengers. If someone is a sexual offender or a violent criminal, I don’t want them in my car

If Uber is going to do more background checks, do them on passengers. If someone is a sexual offender or a violent criminal, I don’t want them in my car