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Parking costs at LAX rank in the middle among major U.S. airports

Complain all you want about the mind-numbing traffic congestion you must navigate to get to Los Angeles International Airport, but at least the parking rates are modest. Relatively speaking. A study of parking rates at the nation’s 30 biggest airports found that LAX ranked in the middle, below...

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Hackers stole the personal data of 57 million Uber passengers and drivers
 

Hackers stole the personal data of 57 million Uber passengers and drivers

Uber Technologies Inc. admitted Tuesday that hackers stole personal data belonging to 57 million customers and drivers — a fact it concealed for more than a year. The attack, which took place in October 2016, resulted in the worldwide theft of names, email addresses and phone numbers belonging...

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  • Another key California bullet train executive is leaving

    Another key California bullet train executive is leaving

    Another key executive at the California High-Speed Rail Authority announced his exit in recent days, the third such departure in less than a year for the troubled project. Jon Tapping, the agency’s director of risk management since 2012, has been charged with analyzing technical, schedule and cost...

  • Essential California: Where in the world is Mayor Garcetti?

    Essential California: Where in the world is Mayor Garcetti?

    Good morning, and welcome to the Essential California newsletter. It is Saturday, Sept. 30. Here’s what you don’t want to miss this weekend: TOP STORIES Where in the world is Mayor Garcetti? One day after securing the 2028 Olympics for Los Angeles in Peru this month, Mayor Eric Garcetti greeted...

  • California bullet train costs up $1.7 billion for Central Valley segment

    California bullet train costs up $1.7 billion for Central Valley segment

    The California bullet train project, already mired by major delays and rising costs, is facing $1.7 billion in cost overruns on a 119-mile segment currently under construction through the Central Valley, a 27% jump over the original estimate, according to new documents The increase reflects difficulties...

  • Ford and Lyft team up to put driverless cars on the road

    Ford and Lyft team up to put driverless cars on the road

    Ford will begin testing self-driving cars on ride-hailing company Lyft’s network with human drivers at the wheel for backup, the companies said late Tuesday. Ford also plans to test self-driving cars on the Lyft network with no human in the driver’s seat. It said that part will be just a research...

  • Uber will start paying drivers extra for UberPool trips

    Uber will start paying drivers extra for UberPool trips

    Uber pitched its carpooling service as a way for passengers to save cash. But for drivers, UberPool felt like a raw deal because taking on extra passengers didn’t mean they would collect extra payouts. That changed Tuesday, when the San Francisco company announced that it will start paying drivers...

  • Uber CEO apologizes to London, saying his company 'got things wrong'

    Uber CEO apologizes to London, saying his company 'got things wrong'

    In a letter of apology to Londoners on Monday, Uber’s new chief executive moved to repair his company’s reputation after the city’s transport authority said it would scrap the ride-hailing service’s operating license. Dara Khosrowshahi issued a letter to London's Evening Standard newspaper acknowledging...

  • Lyft rolls out 24-hour phone support for drivers

    Lyft rolls out 24-hour phone support for drivers

    Among the biggest frustrations of ride-hailing drivers is finding a way to get in touch with on-demand transportation companies when they have a question or a problem. And among the biggest problems for on-demand transportation companies is frustrated drivers. To help keep its drivers content,...

  • Uber's latest setback: Loss of license to operate in London

    Uber's latest setback: Loss of license to operate in London

    Uber once wore its reputation for being a rule-breaker as a badge of pride. In London, that reputation became a liability when the British capital’s transport authority said Friday it will not renew the ride-hailing company’s license to operate, arguing that the San Francisco firm demonstrates...

  • LAX gets dismal passenger satisfaction ranking while John Wayne Airport wins high marks

    LAX gets dismal passenger satisfaction ranking while John Wayne Airport wins high marks

    Los Angeles International Airport came in second-to-last among 18 mega airports in a passenger satisfaction study released Thursday, while John Wayne Airport in Orange County ranked highest among large airports in the United States. The low ranking for LAX comes amid several major projects underway,...

  • If Google invests in Lyft, what does that mean for Uber?

    If Google invests in Lyft, what does that mean for Uber?

    Uber was the indisputable No. 1 player in the domestic on-demand transportation industry. And by its workforce size, passenger count and capital raised, it still is. But reports on Thursday from Bloomberg and Axios that Google's parent company, Alphabet, is mulling over a $1-billion investment...

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