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Una bomba de gasolina fuera de servicio permanece inactiva en el QT en Germann Road y Arizona Avenue en Chandler el martes 15 de marzo de 2022. 'Es probable que los altos precios se mantengan no por días o semanas, como lo hicieron en 2008, sino meses', dicen los analistas de GasBuddy.

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»

California, Arizona and other Western states have the highest prices compared to the national average of $4.33 per gallon. 'The high prices are likely to stick around for not days or weeks, like they did in 2008, but months,' analysts at GasBuddy say.

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»

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»

Rideshare and food delivery work became even riskier during COVID-19, which put thousands of people out of jobs.

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»

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

Racial minorities within developing countries often are targeted as the source of a disease or pandemic, says professor Wei Li, who teaches Asian Pacific American studies at Arizona State University.

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»

Congressional campaigns spent more than $2.1 million on Lyft, Uber and other ride-sharing services in the last election cycle, eclipsing cab fares.

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»

Investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board inspecting the Uber driverless test vehicle that in March killed a pedestrian in Tempe, Arizona, as she was walking her bike across a road.

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»

Experts agree the 'gig economy' is a rapidly growing part of the U.S. labor force, but solid numbers are hard to come by. One estimate said workers in the sector grew ten-fold in a four-year period. while customers grew 47 times.

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»

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 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»

Ducey speaking at the 2016 Legislative Forecast Luncheon hosted by the Arizona Chamber of Commerce & Industry in Phoenix on Jan. 6.

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

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»

Taxis line the street in the Federal District of Mexico City.

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

Taxis line the street in the Federal District of Mexico City.

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

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