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  1. Lissetti

    Seattle Mayor Proposes $0.51 Tax on Local Rideshare

    Mayor Durkan proposes 51-cent tax on Uber, Lyft rides in Seattle to fund streetcar, affordable housing A Lyft passenger is picked up on Sixth Avenue in Seattle on Wednesday. Mayor Jenny Durkan is considering a tax on rideshare trips that would in part help pay for the streetcar. (Greg...
  2. Lissetti

    Mayor Durkan Proposes $0.51 Tax on Rideshare

    Mayor Durkan proposes 51-cent tax on Uber, Lyft rides in Seattle to fund streetcar, affordable housing A Lyft passenger is picked up on Sixth Avenue in Seattle on Wednesday. Mayor Jenny Durkan is considering a tax on rideshare trips that would in part help pay for the streetcar. (Greg...
  3. Lissetti

    Rideshare Drivers Who Block Traffic: Oh Stella!

    I went out for coffee with a friend of mine the other day. Since we both went in her car, I got the chance to be a passenger, which was a nice break from driving for me. While we were en route, traffic in our lane suddenly came to a screeching halt. There was no red light or stop sign ahead...
  4. Lissetti

    Wakey Shakey

    https://www.cbsnews.com/news/seattle-earthquake-quake-rattles-washington-state-followed-by-aftershock-live-updates-today-2019-07-12/
  5. Lissetti

    New Lyft Rates

    The good news about the new pay structure, is that when it hits your market, you will start earning once you accept a ride. Whether you accept a ride that is five minutes away or a ride that is 30 minutes away, you will get paid for the time and distance for the entire drive to pick up the...
  6. D

    Seattle Pride events calendar with events almost the entire month

    Yeah, yeah, "shhhhhh" is the common consensus. But I just had to share it. Enjoy, research and prosper!: https://issuu.com/seattleprideguide/docs/the_official_seattle_pride_guide_20_7d662ecf089815/42 If you need to know, the parade is Sunday, June 30th.
  7. W

    Per Mile/Minute Pay

    Hi, What do Uber & Lyft pay in Seattle? Just relocated and wondering if rideshare is worth it out west. Thanks!
  8. Fabio the legend

    Im BACK!! (almost).... please catch me up

    I'm an experienced Seattle driver but havent done rideshare in almost a year. I'll be returning to the scene in a couple of weeks and I have a couple of questions: - I understand lyfts power drive bonus (pdb) has been replaced. What the new incentives look like? - Does prime time/ surge still...
  9. Lissetti

    Was he an Ant?

    2 dead, 2 injured in Lake City shooting; bus driver hailed as hero BY MYNORTHWEST STAFF MARCH 28, 2019 AT 8:05 AM Two people were killed in a shooting, and two others were wounded, including a King County Metro bus driver, in Seattle’s Lake City neighborhood Wednesday afternoon. “This is a...
  10. Lissetti

    Seattle drafted a plan to tax Uber and Lyft traffic months ago. Now what?

    Lyft and Uber cars line up to take passengers on Boren Avenue North near John Street. (Greg Gilbert / The Seattle Times) Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan’s policy advisers prepared a draft proposal for a new tax on Uber and Lyft months ago, including how the money might be spent, public records...
  11. Josempr

    Is XL really busy in Seattle?

    Hello! So I drive for lyft/Uber X platform, making around 1000$/week. I'm just wondering if the other platforms are really worth the money and I'd love to know how much money you make driving for this platform, if you drive Premium platform feel free to answer as well! Thank you! that would be...
  12. Lissetti

    A Chance To Say Goodbye To The Viaduct

    Tunnel opening celebration is also a chance to say goodbye to the Viaduct Thursday, the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) announced a weekend full of celebrations around the opening of the State Route 99 tunnel and closing of the Alaskan Way Viaduct on February 2 and...
  13. fragmonger

    Personal vs Business Taxes?

    This was my first year driving Uber, so it will be my first time filing taxes as an Uber driver: -I setup my Uber license based on my business license (Sole proprietorship), which has it's own tax ID number (EIN) So..... do I file my Uber taxes as the business or include them on my personal...
  14. Mista T

    Seattle ride data

    Made public by court order. 91k rides daily combined in Seattle...
  15. BurgerTiime

    Uber and Lyft give 91,000 rides daily in Seattle but are making traffic worse

    Full story https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/transportation/how-popular-are-uber-and-lyft-in-seattle-ridership-numbers-kept-secret-until-recently-give-us-a-clue/%3famp=1 Every day in the Seattle region, Uber and Lyft provide more rides than: Sound Transit light rail (77,576 rides on...
  16. Lissetti

    Uber gets on board with congestion pricing in Seattle

    The city is currently studying the feasibility of tolling busy downtown streets By Sarah Anne Lloyd@sarahannelloyd Oct 8, 2018, 10:39am PDT Late last month, ride-hailing (and now bike-share) company Uber announced it would be devoting much of its lobbying energy to pushing for congestion...
  17. Zodiacus

    New Car for Seattle Market Suggestion please.

    Hello guys, I am going to buy a new USED car to do Uber Full time in Seattle, my old car was an inexpensive 2012 Ford Fiesta that I got for like 7000$ earlier this year, but I got into an accident and James River Totalled it, so it's time to get a new car. Everybody I meet tells me to get a...
  18. Michael Ferguson

    Seattle in prime time while drivers are paid base rate. No personal power zones.

    Unbelievable. Screenshot shows a quote for the airport at ~75% (correction: 50%) surge (correction: prime time), no personal power zone bonuses, driver gets paid at base rate. Welcome to the new Lyft. Unbelievable.
  19. Michael Ferguson

    Lyft's New Yellow Heat Maps

    What do you think of the new yellow heat maps? They look alot like the old prime time ones, but without the multiplier bonus. Are they charging a large fare for rides originating in these areas? I haven't seen any personal power zones yet. Also has anyone heard of the end of the power driver...
  20. Seattle_Wayne

    Mariners Games

    What's your experience with Mariners games? I go to a few home games a month, and I was thinking about going online after the game and seeing what happens. I'm not into the bar scene. That is about the only thing holding me back because there is a lot of drinking at M's games. $150 isn't...
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