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Cómo los altos precios de la gasolina están afectando el transporte en Arizona

Arizona se encuentra entre los 10 mercados más caros para la gasolina y el dramático aumento en los precios del combustible en todo el país ha llevado a las empresas de transporte a agregar recargos y ha empujado a los viajeros a buscar métodos de transporte más rentables.... Read more»

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How high gasoline prices are affecting transportation across Arizona

Arizona is among the top 10 most expensive markets for gas - averaging $4.62 a gallon - and the dramatic rise in fuel prices across the country has prompted ride-hailing companies to add surcharges and pushed commuters to seek more cost-effective methods of transportation. ... Read more»

Gigs of desperation: How rideshare, food delivery workers lose in the gig economy

In a gig economy, workers don’t have a contract with an employer or benefits, but are freelance delivery workers or drivers, giving people flexibility and freedom but exposing them to inconsistent, low pay and the possibility of exploitation for the sake of customer convenience. ... Read more»

Jobs of desperation: How rideshare, food delivery workers lose in the gig economy

Gig work can give people flexibility and freedom, but some experts believe it also exposes them to inconsistent, low pay and the possibility of exploitation for the sake of customer convenience and the work became even riskier during COVID-19, which put thousands of people out of jobs.... Read more»

Secretary of state: Goldwater Institute attorneys should have registered as lobbyists

The Secretary of State’s Office found reasonable cause that the Goldwater Institute, a Phoenix libertarian think tank and litigation center, violated a law requiring lobbyists to register with the state.... Read more»1

‘Othered’: Coronavirus fears spur bias against Asian Americans

Dozens of airlines have canceled flights to China in the wake of the novel coronavirus outbreak, but at least one Asian American traveler is skipping his summer trip to the Philippines to avoid a spreading social illness: racism. ... Read more»

Uber, Lyft surge ahead of cabs in campaign expense reports

The initial public offering of Uber shares this month fell short of expectations, but there’s at least one audience where the ride-sharing service dominates: members of Congress.... Read more»

Critics: Safety takes a back seat in Senate bill on driverless cars

Consumer advocates are attacking a bill heading for a vote soon in the U.S. Senate that would clear legal obstacles for the deployment of driverless cars — a proposal that, critics say, lacks safeguards needed to protect the public and largely would let vehicle manufacturers regulate themselves.... Read more»

As ‘gig economy’ grows, labor experts split on whether it’s good or bad

Many workers will get holiday pay if they clock in on Labor Day, but for a rapidly growing sector of the labor force it could be just another day on the job. Uber drivers, TaskRabbit handymen, Rover dog-walkers, Airbnb hosts and countless others in the new “gig economy” are all considered independent contractors and not employees.... Read more»

Driverless Ubers back on Az roads, along with public’s qualms

Self-driving Uber test vehicles are back on the road in the Phoenix metro area, but not before the crash that temporarily sidelined the cars put the question of autonomous vehicles’ safety in the headlights.... Read more»

Uber moves self-driving test cars to Az after Calif. demands permit

Uber has removed its self-driving test cars from California and put them on trucks bound for Arizona, shuttering the project in its home state, which evoked the registration of 16 cars in Uber's fleet. Arizona, however, does not require any special permits for self-driving cars.... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

Ducey's SoS: Sharing in no way means caring

The Ducey Doctrine would seem quite the grand vision for a dystopian freelance future for all. Maybe in this odd-job economy, we can sell tickets for to-the-death cage matches over which Uber driver gets the next fare. His plan for Arizona's economy is downright Hobbesian, brutish and hustling.... Read more»1

County attorney backs Uber promo to deter DUIs

The Pima County Attorney's Office is backing a promo by ride-booking service Uber that offers first-time riders $20 off their trip. Barbara LaWall said that she hopes “people will enjoy their holiday celebrations and also be responsible and take a free ride.”... Read more»

Mexican taxis promise to 'hunt down' Uber drivers

A leader of Mexico State’s taxi drivers actually said as much: “We are not going to leave [Uber cars] alone. We are tracking these colleagues and hunting them down,” Esteban Meza, who represents about 13,000 cabbies, told the country's top-selling newspaper, El Universal.... Read more»1

Uber just found another way to anger Mexico City's taxi drivers

Another battle in the war between Uber and the city's taxi drivers.... Read more»

Mexico City could be the next to ban Uber

The taxi app just can’t catch a break down in Latin America.... Read more»3

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