Seattle Police Department (Photo by City of Seattle via Flickr.)

Attack on Seattle Uber driver investigated as possible hate crime

Several people have been charged with hate crimes after assaults on Seattle for-hire drivers in the past few years.
Dec 15, 2015
Taxi drivers Getachew Mersha (left) and Dawit Tesfaye lead a group of drivers and community members on their way to deliver a petition to Mayor Ed Murray's Office requesting rideshare drivers be allowed to unionize. (Photo by Jovelle Tamayo)

Uber, Lyft and taxi drivers rally for better wages

Uber and Lyft drivers are keeping up the pressure on Seattle elected officials to allow union representation for ride-share services.
Nov 18, 2015
The Uber logo on a vehicle in San Francisco. (Photo by REUTERS / Robert Galbraith)

Globalist asks the Candidates: Seattle regulations for Uber and Lyft?

Should Seattle have regulations for rideshare services and drivers allowed to form unions? The Seattle Globalist asked the Seattle City Council candidates.
Oct 18, 2015
The author, Sanda Htyte, with her mustached-Lyft car. (Photo courtesy of Sanda Htyte)

New Lyft driver sees potential in spite of rideshare caps

Seattle is now the first city in the nation to place driver limits on rideshares. A new Lyft driver weighs in on her experience with the company.
Mar 18, 2014
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Immigrant drivers switch sides in the taxi vs ride-share debate

Has the explosion of new ride-share services in Seattle hurt immigrant taxi operators? It depends on who they’re driving for.
Oct 30, 2013
Chandni Gautam is one of the few women drivers on the road as she navigates her cab through the streets of New Delhi, India. Gautam is one a select few female cab drivers at Sakha, a company for and by women offering safe, 24-hour transportation. (Photo by Bhamati Sivapalan)

Female cab drivers break into India’s hostile male profession

Chandni Gautam, above, is one of the first of her kind; a female cab driver in India. Gautam works for a company employing and training women to become cab drivers and chauffeurs. But the job is about more than getting a license. It means going to work in openly hostile field, where road rage, physical threats […]
Aug 21, 2012