Facebook Removal of content concerning Uber Lobbying in Queensland Australia (video)

Ride Safe Madison founder Justin La Plante’s facebook profile was suspended from posting or communication through the social networking site today. A recent post made by La Plante, (now removed by facebook) contained publicly available information regarding an Uber operations manager working in Queensland and an Uber lobbyists also working in eastern Australia. Video:   Original content of post removed by facebook: Queesnland! here are your power players with Uber: Uber Queensland and Sydney representatives and influence. Chad Hardy Operations & Logistics Manager at Uber Brisbane, Australia This is THE…

Madison Uber driver claims Uber advised him to defraud his insurance and customers (video).

Full Video: Uber driver defrauds insurance and customers. Meet Mark Grassman of Stoughton, WI. Like so many other Uber drivers and customers who have recently called our support line, he did not read any of the content on our web pages, facebook pages or any disclaimers on our ‘Uber of madison’ Facebook page. These disclaimers and the obvious content of our facebook and web pages state clearly that we are in no way involved with uber Technologies and we advise strongly against the use of these services for clear insurance and…

Illegal open bottle service in your Lyft car

Meet Megan Swanger, A Lyft driver in Citris Heights California. Like so many other Lyft and Uber drivers, Megan has yet to address the open bottle law. We don’t know if Megan is still working for lyft after this post which came up on her PUBLIC facebook stream three days ago. It would not be very surprising if she was still driving for Lyft and/or Uber.           Here is the national database for state laws concerning ALCOHOL in vehicles. In California:  Cal. Vehicle Code §23220 et…

Madison Rideshare (Uber & Lyft) drivers behaving badly

List of current Madison Rideshare drivers with false plates, no registration or no valid insurance on the vehicle: None of the vehicles on this list have commercial insurance on the vehicle or proper notification to insurance provider, lein holders, warranty providers or service plan providers *invalidates Uber and Lyft policy coverage*. Meaning NONE of these vehicles have proper coverage of their own or from Uber or Lyft for transporting customers. Lyft Toyota Corolla 2005 113-HXE Uber Toyota Matrix 2003 739-GEG (confirmed still active) Uber Saab 9 – 3 2004 643-UAY…

Presentation for Wisconsin Senate and Assembly rideshares

To all Senators and Assembly representatives of Wisconsin. From: Justin La Plante 499 Blackbird Ln Madison, WI 53704 Email: colitisscope@gmail.com Phone: 608-886-5302 Concerning: WI, Senate Bill 106 Link: https://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/2015/proposals/sb106 WI, Assembly Bill 143 Link: https://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/2015/proposals/ab143 Rideshare/TNC companies operating in Wisconsin. Due to the information I have collected over the last year concerning TNC companies Uber, Lyft, Sidecar and Zimride, I believe the allowances provided by this proposed legislation would be severely damaging not just to the commercial transportation industry but to consumer protections and consumer confidence state wide with regard…

The Truth about Ridesharing Larry Kaufmann Refuses to Tell You

I recently read Larry Kaufmann’s, The Politics of Ridesharing in the Isthmus. As a former cab driver in Madison, I take issue with many errors in his article. Using the Uber app for payments Firstly, Kaufmann claims that no money is changing hands between the passenger and driver using the Uber service. This deceptive talking point is often used by Uber’s own representatives to disguise the fraudulent nature of how Uber really does business. While paper cash is not used in the transaction, money is being transferred directly from the customer’s debit or…

Ride Safe Madison endorses Paul Soglin for Mayor & Rebecca Kemble for city council

Cab Drivers for Madison Safety and Ride Safe Madison are proud to endorse Paul Soglin for Madison’s 2015 Mayoral race. As a former cab driver himself, Paul understands Commercial transportation intimately. He knows what it means to work long hours behind the wheel and the measure of safety and accountability that must accompany any genuine cab driver. When Uber and Lyft came to Madison it was hardly a surprise that the Koch brothers showed up to promote the mission of these companies to put uninsured drivers with no public accountability…

Sign the petition to end rideshare fraud in Madison

THE SITUATION On March 6, 2014, Uber and Lyft began operations in Madison in violation of city ordinances. Since then, Uber and Lyft have continued to defraud the public and their own drivers throughout the city with fraudulent service term agreements, discrimination, selective service, surge pricing and invalid insurance coverage for customers. Sign petition HERE. We are asking city law makers to reject proposals by Uber, Lyft and Alderman Resnick and support proposals made by Mayor Soglin for fair and equal legislation with respect to Taxi and Rideshare companies. Sign…