Uber Driver Gets Message Asking To Pretend To Be This Passengers Boyfriend, Possibly Saves Her From An Assault

Nice guys are supposed to be nice, right? It says so on the tin. Unfortunately, that’s not always the case, as one woman can attest, after a very unpleasant experience. One ‘nice’ guy couldn’t stop being pushy and took acting creepy to a whole new level. An Uber driver named Brandon Gale told the story of how a woman asked him to pretend to be her boyfriend because she was scared for her safety. Uber driver Brandon Gale told the story of how a female client asked him to pretend to be her boyfriend, so she could get away from a pushy creep Image credits: Image credits: Image credits: Image credits: Image credits: In an interview, Brandon told Bored Panda …

Transit Agencies Turn to Uber for the Last Mile

Transit officials worldwide worry that ride-hail apps like Uber and Lyft are creating traffic and pulling passengers away from public transit. Amid that concern, Florida’s Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority in 2016 tried something unusual: It began to subsidize rides on Uber, taxis, or wheelchair-accessible cars that ended at a public transit stop. In a sense, the experiment made Uber into public transit. In many ways, the project feels like the future, an innovative embrace of Silicon Valley. The county nixed two poorly performing bus routes and used that money to give riders $3 breaks, and later $5 breaks, on Uber or taxi rides to specified public transit stops. By swiping to a special screen inside the app, Uber riders can …