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Crabby Cabbies Strike Back

Taxi Drivers Sue Uber Drivers



NOLA’s cabbies may have been forced to install credit card machines and accept pedicabs, but the livery drivers are drawing the line with Uber. In a Monday (5.02) filing, 26 cabbies sued 21 Uber drivers for what they see as unfair competition.


Cuddle Krewe


Cute and cuddly is cool, except when it’s not throughs out. With Easter coming, the Louisiana Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (La-SPCA) is cautioning New Orleanians about ill planned pet rabbit adoptions. Fortunately, the agency also is providing an alternative: puppy loans.


Getting A Lyft


Just when the controversy surrounding Uber is fading, a new ride-sharing service is coming to town. Lyft began operations in the Crescent City on Thursday (3.3).


Overnight Crime Report


New Orleans’ crime issues showed no signs of abatement on Saturday (2.13) and Sunday (2.14) morning according to the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD). The Department’s Major Offense Log included an armed robbery at a local department store, a carjacked Uber driver, and a couple of attempted homicides.


All Tomorrow's Parties


With the the coconuts and the shoes displayed on the mantle, it is time to de-Mardi Gras our apartments. You’re on your own with all that glitter, but Uber is helping locals donate their beads to a good cause. The ride-sharing service announced that they will pick up your extra beads and deliver them to Arc of Greater New Orleans’ “Beads by the Pound” program.


Uber Ices NOLA Down


By Lucy Leonard

I scream. You scream. We all scream for… Uber? This Friday (7.24) Uber is hosting its fourth annual Uber Ice Cream Day. The company’s drivers will be delivering ice cream to customers in 250 cities worldwide, this year including New Orleans. So, if you’re interested in having 5 scoops of cold Sucre gelato delivered to your home or office, read more here.


Uber Sketchy in JP


On Friday (6.27), the ride-sharing revolution made another leap forward in SoLa. Uber announced the start of operations in Jefferson Parish in an email reported on by Fox8 and WDSU. The only problem is that JP authorities say that the service is not licensed or permitted to do so.


Making the Gig

Tips on the Fleet of Shuttles, Buses, Bikes, Taxis, Uber, Pedicabs at Jazz Fest



Jazz Fest is a self contained world within the Fair Grounds. Unfortunately, the area outside the gate can feel like commuter chaos, especially given the void of any public parking. Yet, if you leave the car at home, there are plenty of options to ride or pedal your way to the fun.


Uber Coming to NOLA


The City Council finally finalized their vote on ride-share legislation, resolving the battle between the Limousine and Taxicab community and the multi billion-dollar company Uber.  In a close vote, passing with 4 Yeas and 3 Nays, the majority Councilmembers passed the ordinance that allows Uber Black to begin operation. 


Uber Deferred

Councilmembers Pass on Approval of For-Hire Vehicle App, But Suggest Change is Inevitable



Like committees before them, the full New Orleans City Council passed on their first chance to act on legislation that would allow upscale rideshare and taxi alternative applications, such as Uber Black, on the streets of New Orleans


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