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In her onetime role as a Dallas County assistant district attorney, Jody Warner was accustomed to prosecuting others, but she found herself on the defensive after an Uber driver released audio, recorded Friday, in which she can be heard hurling insults and curse words at him. By Monday, Warner had lost her job.

It began when Shaun Platt was driving Warner, 32, home from a bar and she disagreed with the route he was taking.

Uber Co-Founder Travis Kalanick Resigns Under Pressure As CEO

Jun 21, 2017

Updated at 9:50 a.m. ET

The chief of Uber has resigned. Travis Kalanick, under pressure from his top investors, announced his departure Tuesday night. The move, which comes as a surprise to employees, plunges one of the largest private companies on Earth into an even bigger leadership vacuum.

A week ago, Kalanick said he was stepping away from his position as CEO temporarily, taking a leave of absence to mourn his mother, who recently died in a boating accident, and to work on his leadership, to grow into "Travis 2.0."

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Last month, Uber announced its plans to have flying cars ready for demonstration in North Texas by 2020. Dallas and Fort Worth were selected as the company's first U.S. partner cities in the endeavor.

Mark Moore, who directs aviation engineering for Uber, explains just how the company plans to turn the flying cars of science fiction into a reality.

Uber Picks Dallas, Fort Worth As Test Cities For Flying Vehicle Network

Apr 25, 2017
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Uber is looking to North Texas as a testing ground for its initiative to make intra-urban flying vehicle rides a reality. The company announced Tuesday that Dallas and Fort Worth are its first U.S. partner cities for what its dubbing the “Uber Elevate Network.”

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The election is six weeks away, but if registered Texans had to vote now, most would choose Donald Trump. The margin is narrow, though.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: A Dallas start-up is ready to take the wheel in Austin if Uber and Lyft leave; Fort Worth ISD allows its students to use the bathroom consistent with their gender of choice; and more.

 

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: a blind steer's fate inspired a social media campaign; Texas doesn't have to change for the climate's sake; a Dallas auction house will sell John Lennon's hair; and more. 

Across Texas, Uber Puts Cities In Tough Spot

Feb 4, 2016
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As Uber attempts to leverage its fast-growing popularity and bend cities to its will, three Texas cities face serious questions this week about their willingness to accommodate the app-based vehicle-for-hire company by changing local laws. 

Business travelers increasingly are relying on Uber and other ride-hailing services, often more than car rentals or taxis, according to new data.

Say you land at Chicago O'Hare International Airport. You've got a work meeting 20 minutes away. You might head to the rental desk to pick up a car. Or, you might call an Uber instead.

"More transactions coming through our system are in Uber than there were in all the rental car transactions," says Bob Neveu, CEO of Certify, a company that businesses use to book travel and track receipts.

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Dallas Area Rapid Transit’s collaboration with online car services – Lyft is the latest – is a national first.  Dallas transit users can now complete their door to door trips with help from these ride-share service applications that show up within DART’s own app.

Uber For Food: Smartphone Apps Deliver To Your Door

Oct 20, 2015
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Shoppers can order just about anything on their smartphones – and now, just about anyone can deliver it. Amazon recently launched a service in Seattle called Amazon Flex, which out-sources deliveries to anyone with a car and an Android phone. An Austin company launched its own app in 2011 called Favor. 

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: really old dinosaur bones are discovered in North Texas; in Dallas, Uber is beating taxis among business travelers; watch a Dallas Zoo giraffe give birth; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Schedule a puppy playdate in Dallas; former Gov. Perry’s legal battle continues; a Facebook post lands a North Texas man in jail; and more.

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Months after controversy erupted, the Dallas City Council on Wednesday approved new rules that will regulate Uber, Lyft and other car-sharing services in the city. The vote was 13-2.

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Dallas City Council members went behind closed doors Wednesday to hear an independent investigation into how an ordinance cracking down on Uber, the app-based limo service, was rushed to a proposed vote.

The ordinance bypassed the council committee process and was presented for a vote after competitor Yellow Cab complained that the new transportation service was violating city regulations.

Following the closed-door meeting, Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings said he didn’t hear of any legal or ethical violations regarding the independent investigation. Instead, he said a series of bad decisions were made. He's troubled by the way city staff handled the ordinance.

Interim City Manager A.C. Gonzalez sent a memo today to the Dallas mayor and City Council in which he admitted he "made a mistake" when handling the Uber car service ordinance over the summer -- a matter that has generated plenty of controversy, The Dallas Morning News reports.

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Dallas City Hall’s beef with Uber, the popular app-based limo service, has escalated into an internal investigation. The flap is over an update to the city’s limo ordinance restricting Uber’s service. It was slipped onto the city council agenda for a vote without any public discussion.