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New policy lets Uber kick some riders to the curb

(CNN) — One rideshare company will kick off users who have poor ratings. Uber announced today, Wednesday may 29th, 2019 that it will start denying riders access to its services if they have a quote “significantly below average rating”. The new policy would include access to Uber-Eats and its E-Scooter service,  “Jump”. A spokesperson said removal ratings would vary by…

Ride-Share drivers demand better pay, job security, regulated fares

(CNN) —Rideshare drivers around the world are protesting for better wages. Wednesday protesters hit the streets just two days ahead of Uber’s public offering filing which could generate tens of millions once shares open on the New York stock exchange Friday. According to the Economic Policy Institute,  the average Uber driver earns just above nine dollars an hour. Drivers also…

Uber, USC team up on nationwide campus safety initiative

The "Check Your Ride" feature on Uber began to be active in Columbia Thursday

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) — Uber is putting the University of South Carolina at the forefront of its new campus safety initiative. After President Harris Pastides’s “What’s My Name?” movement picked up steam nationwide, Uber rolled out some changes through a partnership with colleges across the country to remind students of essential safety tips. “We also added a new ‘Check Your Ride’…

Columbia Mayor to propose more requirements for ride-sharing in city limits

Columbia, SC (WOLO) — Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin says he fully supports the recommendations the parents of slain UofSC student Samantha Josephson are now pushing for. Columbia police say Samantha was kidnapped and killed after she got into a car in Five Points she mistook for a Uber. Samantha’s parents, Seymour and Marci Josephson say they are happy with legislation…

Man Arrested for Impersonating an Uber Driver, Charged With Kidnapping Young Woman

  COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO)–  A 43-year-old man allegedly impersonated an Uber driver and kidnapped a young woman. A scary experience for a 20-year-old woman who says she thought the suspect was working for Uber when she hopped into his black Dodge Charger but quickly found out, she was not going home. Andre Bouknight is charged with kidnapping after police say he told…

Uber driver makes wrong turn down staircase

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (WOLO) – An Uber driver in San Francisco took a wrong turn and got his car lodged on a staircase outside a store on Monday. City police called it a “freak accident.” Uber said it’s looking into the incident – it’s not clear if the drive will be cited.   Categories: Digital Exclusives and Features Tags: San…