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More people using Uber, Lyft for rides to the emergency room

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WFXB) – If you needed to go to the emergency room, how would you like to get there? Across the country, there’s a growing trend of people using Uber or Lyft, instead of calling an ambulance. Although its difficult to pinpoint exact figures, ride-hailing services say it’s a growing trend. Some riders think its better because they…

Uber discrimination

Study reveals t's harder to get an Uber or Lyft ride if you're black

(CNN) – Uber is the new way we get around, but new research shows how long you wait for a pickup could depend on your race. University of Washington Transportation Engineering Professor Don Mackenzie sent black and white U-Dub students onto Seattle streets to request an Uber or Lyft. He found black students had to wait 20% longer to get…