Lyft’s announcement this week that the ride-hailing company is donating $700,000 to expand transportation options in Oakland’s low-income neighborhoods was hailed by Oakland’s mayor, Libby Schaaf, as a way of “undoing the wrongs of the past”.
According to the company and the mayor’s office, Lyft’s grant will pay for a participatory design process for the creation of new parklets and bike share stations, and a bike lending library. It will also provide subsidized local transit passes and Lyft rides in cars and on scooters for qualifying low-income residents in areas of Oakland where transportation infrastructure is chronically underfunded.
Netflix has helped change the way we watch television and film, further weakening our reliance on traditional TV schedules and providing a cheaper alternative to a cinema trip.
It invested massively in shows such as The Crown, Stranger Things and House of Cards to drive subscriber growth. It is now spending money on locking in talent, including Grey’s Anatomy creator Shonda Rhimes and Ryan Murphy, the producer behind American Horror Story, to try to ensure its supply of high-quality content.
Addison Lee drivers took part in a mass protest over fees outside Carlyle Group’s London offices in May 2016. Carlyle is seeking to sell its majority stake in the minicab company.
The American owner of Addison Lee is to put the London taxi group up for sale this year with a price tag of about £390 million.
U.S. private-equity firm Carlyle Group is eyeing the possible sale of Addison Lee Group in a deal that could value the London-based minicab company at around £1 ($1.29), according to people familiar with the matter. The price was confirmed by Mick O’Donoghue in a tweet yesterday evening.
Minicab drivers at Luton Airport braved the cold weather yesterday to protest against pay and conditions working for Addison Lee.
The protesters, represented by the Independent Workers Union of Great Britain (IWGB), say their take home pay falls below minimum wage.