A Lyft driver identified as 27-year-old Manuel A. Nunez of Mount Vernon, New York is facing felony charges after New York State Police received a complaint on Thursday about a Lyft driver sexually assaulting the caller, a passenger, at knife point.
Some parts of the country are experiencing a shortage of Uber and Lyft drivers, making it almost impossible to get a ride when you need one. The ride sharing shortage is definitely a problem in Utica, Rome and the Mohawk Valley, and while the companies are trying to recruit new drivers, there are some things you can do that might help.
One promise of ride-hailing companies like Uber and Lyft was fewer cars clogging city streets. But studies suggest the opposite: that ride-hailing companies are pulling riders off buses, subways, bicycles and their own feet and putting them in cars instead.
Ride-hailing service Lyft is accelerating its growth while rival Uber tries to climb out of a public relations sinkhole created by management upheaval, allegations of corporate espionage, and revelations of sexual harassment.