Tag: uber

BWI to Set up Designated Zones for Lyft and Uber, Add $2.50 Fee per Ride

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The drop-off and pick-up cab lanes at BWI are about to get a little more organized, though at a cost to ride-hailing app users.

Lyft to Begin Offering Luxury Rides in Baltimore

Photo via Lyft press kit

A new option coming to Baltimore: A Lyft ride around town in a Cadillac Escalade.

Uber, Lyft Don’t Need Fingerprinting in Background Checks After All, State Decides

An Uber, Lyft and Sidecar driver in California. Photo by [email protected], via Wikimedia Commons.

Only last month, ride-hailing apps Uber and Lyft threatened to pull out of Maryland if the state didn’t exempt the companies from having to fingerprint potential drivers during background checks. Today, a state commission gave the companies their wish, but not without creating additional requirements for them to operate here.

Uber Launches Food Delivery Service in Baltimore



Pretty soon, Baltimoreans will be able to order up a land-taxi and a water-taxi and a snack via Uber. (Though presumably not all at the same time.)

Uber Driver Carjacked in Northwest Baltimore


Police_car_With_lights_onAn Uber driver’s car was stolen at gunpoint in Northwest Baltimore on Saturday night, according to a Baltimore police report.

Royal Farms Robber Tries to Use Uber as Getaway Car

Royal Farms in Parkville.
Royal Farms in Parkville.

A man who robbed a Parkville Royal Farms didn’t have a getaway car handy, so he turned to Uber.

Baltimore Woman Gets Strangers to Pay for her $362 Uber Ride


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Twenty-six year-old Baltimore resident Gabrielle Wathen was celebrating both her 26th birthday and Halloween on Friday night; unsurprisingly, she got pretty drunk. What’s surprising — and oh so Internetty — is what happened next.

Uber Attempts to Bribe Baltimore With Ice Cream Delivery Today



Ride-share app Uber is facing legal troubles in Baltimore (and around the world). So in an attempt to win customers’ affection, they decided to go with a tried-and-true method: delivering ice cream to your front door/office/park bench/wherever you may be. This seems like a great idea at first — Uber brings you things that you want wherever you are, like cars, or ice cream! — but they turn out to have made one major mistake.

Maryland Taxi Drivers Sue Car-Share App Uber



Car share apps like Uber and Lyft have faced protests in London and police sting operations in Pittsburgh. Now Maryland cabdrivers have joined in the fun, filing suit against Uber and seeking an unspecified amount of damages.