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Uber has paid out $19 million in aid to drivers, but it’s not enough

Uber is giving money to some of its drivers as ridership decreases, but most are getting nothing.


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Times are tough for ride-hailing companies, which means things are likely twice as tough for their drivers who depend on the income from driving. Uber, a company notorious for fighting tooth and nail to keep its drivers from becoming classified as employees, announced on Thursday that it spent $19 million on coronavirus relief for drivers around the world — half of which went to workers

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Modified Honda Odyssey minivans deployed in Detroit aid coronavirus response

Clean, safe transportation.


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Detroit saw Honda’s creative engineering and turned to the automaker for help as the city is grappling with the coronavirus pandemic. On Tuesday, Honda delivered 10 modified Odyssey minivans inspired by ingenuity in its home country of Japan.

These vans feature modifications to ensure that passengers and drivers are separated to attempt to nearly eliminate the chance of respiratory droplets spreading in the vehicle. It’s intended to be a safe haven for health care

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