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Mike Baggerman
December 07, 2017 - 3:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Taxi cab representatives met with the Buffalo Common Council on Tuesday to present information about an apparent unequal playing field in their competition against ride hailing companies like Uber and Lyft. "We're fighting this battle with one hand behind our back," Bill...
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Mike Baggerman
October 05, 2017 - 3:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - For Sabres fans going to the home opener on Thursday there are a couple new initiatives the team is showcasing to fans. Inside the arena fans no longer have to guess how long they'll be at the concession stands or the restrooms thanks to WaitTime Technology. "Throughout the...
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August 10, 2017 - 5:46 am
Orchard Park, N.Y. (WBEN) - As a new era of players, head coach and a coaching staff take to the field at New Era Field in Orchard park for the preseason opener tonight, fans will have a new ride option to and from the games. Uber. The Buffalo Bills have partnered witht he rideshare provider Uber...
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Mike Baggerman
July 31, 2017 - 11:08 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Over the weekend Uber unveiled a list of its "Top Ten Drop Off Points in Buffalo". The list includes: The Buffalo Niagara International Airport Falley Allen Sky Bar Buffalo Greyhound Bus Station Walden Galleria Canalside Encore Soho Burger Bar Mulligan's Brick Bar Riverworks...
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(AP) Uber is enabling passengers to tip its U.S. drivers with a tap on its ride-hailing app for the first time, part of a push to recast itself as a company with a conscience and a heart. Besides the built-in tipping option announced last week, Uber is giving drivers a chance to make more money in...
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Uber
Tom Puckett
July 17, 2017 - 4:00 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) As ridesharing becomes more common in Western New York, there are warnings about scams. One ridesharing service falling for them can mean losing out on protections it provides. Uber's Susan Hendrick says when you reserve a ride through the Uber app , you'll get information you...
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Dave Debo
July 07, 2017 - 5:35 am
(WBEN) It's been a week since Uber and Lyft started operating in greater Buffalo and an expected gap in its rural - even suburban - coverage is emerging. Two quick examples one week after the ridesharing services started operations in Greater Buffalo: East Aurora, 10 pm- Three Uber cars in...
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Mike Baggerman
July 06, 2017 - 5:43 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - While meeting with the members of the Erie County Legislature on Thursday, officials from the NFTA defended their fees for Uber and Lyft drivers who use the Buffalo Niagara International Airport. The current agreement where Uber would pay a flat fee of $180,000 while Lyft...
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Dave Debo
July 06, 2017 - 6:13 am
(WBEN) During the region's first weekend with ridesharing, DWI arrests in Erie County rose slightly, but county officials say that doesn't necessarily debunk the argument that Uber and Lyft can help reduce drunk driving. "The numbers would suggest something a little different than what you might...
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Tim Wenger
June 29, 2017 - 12:01 pm
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - State lawmakers gathered at Canalside Thursday morning to celebrate the much-heralded start of ridesharing services in Buffalo and upstate New York. "This is an historic day and the enthusiasm has been overwhelming" said Stephanie Smith, Uber spokesperson, on hand with local...
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