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Tuesday’s Headlines

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Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) called on Uber and Lyft to conduct fingerprint background checks on drivers and share information with each other about dangerous drivers who’ve been kicked off one platform so they don’t sign up with the other. (Washington Post) Say what? In an interview with Axios that aired on HBO, Uber CEO Dana […]
Senator Marsha Blackburn called transit-lovers "socialists" three days before tweeting praise for a new grant for rapid bus route in Memphis she helped secure. Image: Gage Skidmore

Marsha Marsha Marsha! It’s OK To Love Transit

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Tennessee Republican Senator Marsha Blackburn can’t make up her mind whether she loves public transit or considers it an unreliable mode of transportation primarily used by “socialists.” The suburban Nashville politician tweeted an article last week about Uber and Lyft expanding into the health care industry by ferrying patients to medical appointments — and added […]

Monday’s Headlines

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Ride-hailing roundup: A new lawsuit filed by New York Uber drivers alleges that the company illegally withheld taxes and charged riders a higher rate than it paid drivers, pocketing the difference (Washington Post). Uber also might have to send some money Google’s way after it came to light that Uber’s been using Waymo technology in […]