Press Releases

SEPTEMBER 27, 2017 — Uber, Lyft Drivers Accused of 92 Sexual Assaults During Summer of 2017: News Reports

NOVEMBER  16, 2016 — Uber, Lyft Pursue Fingerprinting Waiver at Maryland PSC Hearing

JUNE 22, 2016 — National Transportation Groups Push for Fingerprinting of Drivers

MAY 9, 2016 — Uber Faces Possibility That Four Largest American Cities Will Require Fingerprinting of its Drivers

FEBRUARY 3, 2016 — Extraordinary Number of Sexual, Physical Assaults by Uber and Lyft Drivers in Single Month Point to Dangerous Trend

AUGUST 7, 2015 — Former Uber Driver Sentenced as ISIS Sympathizer, FBI Believes A Second Uber Driver Sought to Sell Military Weapons in Syria, Iraq and Jordan

JUNE 30, 2015 — Uber Gets Green Light in Virginia While Battling $2 Million Lawsuit Over Driver’s ‘Sexually Inappropriate Behavior’ with a Child

JUNE 23, 2015 —  ‘Who’s Driving You?’ Campaign Launches New Website

MAY 19, 2015 —  Report: Fingerprint-Based Criminal Background Checks Are 43 Times More Accurate Than Name Checks: Study by Law Enforcement, Criminalists, Security Officials and Academics Casts Doubt on Uber and Lyft Background Checks
APRIL 16, 2015 — Houston White Paper Blasts Uber, Lyft Background Checks Report Cites TNC-Approved Drivers With Criminal Histories of Aggravated Robbery, Assault, Indecent Exposure, Fraud and More
JANUARY 09, 2015 — Uber’s Refusal to Submit Trip Data Prevents Cities Guarding Against Danger and Discrimination to Passengers

DECEMBER 3, 2014 — More Than Half the Nation’s Insurance Departments Agree: Personal Insurance Inadequate Coverage in ‘Ridesharing’

NOVEMBER 25, 2014 —  Leaked Geico Document Shows Insurance Company Cancels Policies for Uber and Lyft ‘Ridesharing’ Drivers
NOVEMBER 18, 2014 —  Uber’s Charm Offensive Blows Up at Dinner: Executive Suggests $1M Plan to Investigate, Smear Critical Journalists
NOVEMBER 18, 2014 —  Uber Miami Email Instructs Drivers How to Illegally Serve South Florida Airports
NOVEMBER 3, 2014 —  Uber’s Campaign Platform: Avoid Safety Costs, Shift Risk Burden, Evade Taxes and Fees

OCTOBER 21, 2014 —  New Documentary Film Debunks Key Uber Myths: Lawyer battling Uber over child’s death says: ‘If this were Exxon, people would be up in arms’

OCTOBER 09, 2014 —  Uber Gets an ‘F’ from Better Business Bureau: Failing Grade Latest in Recent Setbacks for Company

OCTOBER 02, 2014 — Uber’s Unresponsiveness Forces Passengers to Take Grievances to Social Media: Company’s Refusal to Provide Live Contact Could Worsen Emergency Situations

SEPTEMBER 11, 2014 —  Uber Admits New “Bring Your Own Device” Program Enables Unsafe Individuals to Drive for Company: Despite Claims to Be Fortifying Background Checks, Uber Creates New Offering That Will Allow Unscreened Drivers to Slip Through Cracks

AUGUST 20, 2014 — Taxicab, Limousine & Paratransit Association Responds To Uber Hire David Plouffe’s Initial Statement

AUGUST 01, 2014 — Iowa Warns Consumers of Hidden Risks and Possible ‘Devastating Financial Losses’ Stemming from Uber’s and Lyft’s Unsafe Insurance

JULY 28, 2014 — Sting Demonstrates How Common Practice of Street Hails Leaves Uber Passengers Completely Uncovered by Insurance

JULY 28, 2014 — Washington, DC Metro Area Reflects Turmoil Across Nation Caused By ‘Ridesharing’ Companies Uber and Lyft: Alleged sexual assault and kidnapping, lawsuits, driver protests, cease and desists and regulatory ambiguity litter region

JULY 15, 2014 — Missouri Judge Extends Temporary Restraining Order Against ‘Ridesharing’ Company Lyft

JULY 11, 2014 — City of Memphis Orders Uber and Lyft to ‘cease and desist’ Operations Immediately

JULY 10, 2014 — Uber Passenger ‘Kidnapped’ and Taken on High-Speed Chase Through Washington, DC and Virginia

JULY 10, 2014 — ‘Ridesharing’ Drivers at Airport Found Lacking Licenses, Registrations and Insurance

JUNE 27, 2014 — Massachusetts Warns Consumers on ‘Ridesharing': “All Insurers… Will Deny Coverage” in ‘Ridesharing’ Accidents States Says

JUNE 20, 2014 — Nevada Warns Consumers on ‘Ridesharing’ Insurance Risks: The Silver State Joins Growing Nationwide Alarm Over Insurance Gaps With uberX and Lyft

The Nevada Division of Insurance has issued a warning to its consumers that so-called “ridesharing” companies—those such as uberX and Lyft—place them at risk of being uninsured. With Nevada’s recent advisory, nearly one third of all American states are now warning their consumers that the insurance provided by “ridesharing” companies is unacceptable.

JUNE 18, 2014 — Ridesharing Drivers at Airport Found Lacking Licenses, Registrations and Insurance

Despite repeated assurances that Uber and Lyft are properly vetting their drivers, San Francisco airport authorities recently found outrageous infractions that put the public at risk.

JUNE 17, 2014 — National Insurance Association Raises Alarm on Uber and Lyft

One of the largest property casualty insurance organizations in the country issued a statement today calling attention to serious insurance gaps with transportation companies such as Uber and Lyft.

JUNE 04, 2014 — Uber Continues to Speed Away From Responsibility: Assaults, Kidnapping and Death Continue to Point to Massive Insurance Gaps for Uber and Lyft

Charges of assaults, a kidnapping and the death of a child continue to draw attentionto the so-called “ridesharing” industries claims that it is not responsible when things go wrong.

MAY 30, 2014 — More Myth Than Math: Uber Deceives Drivers With Its Rosy Income Picture

Uber made headlines this week with grossly misleading statements about how much their uberX drivers can make. The ‘Who’s Driving You?’ campaign breaks it down here.

MAY 27, 2014 — Idaho and New Jersey Become Latest States to Issue Consumer Alerts About ‘Ridesharing’

MAY 02, 2014 — Updated: Six State Insurance Agencies Warning Consumers Against Unacceptable Insurance Gaps Involved in ‘Ridesharing’

APR 22, 2014 — California Model of Creating a Separate Regulatory Track for ‘Ridesharing’ is Harmful, Wasteful and Bad Public Policy

Thus far, California is the only state to have formally implemented a second regulatory division for so-called ‘ridesharing’ companies – or “Transportation Network Companies” (TNCs) as they are known in the state.

APR 17, 2014 — Uncompensated After Crash, Case of uberX Passengers Shows Need for ‘Ridesharing’ Companies to Bear Insurance Burden

The rationale behind the announcement last week by the California Department of Insurance that so-called “ridesharing” companies must bear the burden of providing primary insurance coverage is starkly illustrated by the case of Jason Herrera and Nikolas Kolintzas, two injured uberX passengers.

APR 10, 2014 — Texas Taxicab and Limousine Companies File RICO Lawsuit Against Uber and Lyft

Taxicab and limousine companies in Houston and San Antonio have filed a civil Rackateer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) lawsuit against Uber and Lyft in U.S. District Court in Houston, Texas.

MAR 25, 2014 — Uber’s Leaked Insurance Policy Shows Passengers at Risk

Uber’s secret insurance policy has been leaked to the San Francisco Bay Guardian and taxi industry advocates. Previously, Uber had managed to keep this policy a secret, despite repeated requests for full transparency by public safety advocates across the nation.

MAR 25, 2014 — As Uber Hosts ‘Discussion’ on Innovation, New Report Raises Questions About Ridesharing Safety

A day after Uber held a much-hyped “discussion” on innovation with a potential 2016 presidential candidate at the company’s Washington, DC office, a new report points to dangerous loopholes contained within the fine print of ridesharing companies’ “terms and conditions.”

MAR 05, 2014 — ‘Ridesharing’ Taxis Will Worsen Disabled Access in Cities

With one quarter of San Francisco’s wheelchair-accessible taxis now sitting idle, a major non-profit transportation group is today warning that so-called “ridesharing” taxi companies that are spreading across North America will cause a deterioration in transportation services for people with disabilities.

FEB 27, 2014 — National Association Launches Campaign Against Unregulated Transportation Companies Uber, Lyft and SideCar

A national trade organization has today launched a campaign to counteract the misinformation spread by Uber, Lyft and Sidecar and to help passengers with concerns about these unregulated transportation companies. (read more)

FEB 27, 2014 — POLL: Majority of Citizens Want Uber Regulated Like Taxis

new poll released in Florida this week shows that Florida residents overwhelmingly want Uber to be regulated at the local level just like traditional taxi companies. (read more)

JAN 29, 2014 — All Eyes on San Francisco in Wrongful Death Suit Involving Uber

A wrongful death lawsuit against Uber that comes after a 6-year-old girl in San Francisco was killed by a driver for the company’s uberX “ridesharing” service is sending shock waves across the country. Regulators and city officials should take note and take action. (read more)