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Judges Order Ridesharing Firms Uber, Lyft to Halt Operations in Pittsburgh

Two administrative law judges have agreed with the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission to force two ride-share companies to stop operating in Pittsburgh. The judges issued their rulings Tuesday, five days after PUC attorneys argued that Lyft and Uber are violating …

Florida’s Miami-Dade County Continues to Have Problems With Ride-for-Hire

Florida’s Miami-Dade County continues to have problems with the ride-for-hire industry and is looking to other cities for examples of how to legislate the growing businesses. The Miami Herald reports the county has given at least 36 fines and impounded …

Penn. House Insurance Committee Holds Hearing on Ridesharing Services

The Pennsylvania House insurance committee held a hearing Monday to examine the insurance coverage implications for consumers who use ridesharing services. Lawmakers said ridesharing companies like Lyft, UberX and Yellow X have begun operating in Pennsylvania’s Allegheny County by linking …

Pittsburgh Mayor Defending Ride-Sharing Companies

Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto is defending two ride-sharing companies that the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission’s Bureau of Investigation and Enforcement has recently threatened with fines and cease-and-desist orders. The PUC filed the cease-and-desist orders on June 16 against San Francisco-based …

Illinois Passes Rideshare Legislation with Insurance Component

The Illinois Legislature passed legislation this session that provides for regulating transportation networking companies (TNCs) and closing insurance gaps, according to the Property Casualty Insurers Association of America (PCI). Together HB 4075 and 5331 will establish regulations on TNCs that …

Penn. Advises Consumers to Check Insurance Before Using Rideshare Services

As the vacation travel season gets underway, Pennsylvania’s insurance department is reminding consumers to understand their personal auto insurance policies before participating with any of the new ridesharing services. “With the recent rise in Transportation Network Companies, or TNCs, which …

N.J. Insurance Commissioner Alerts Consumers on Car-Sharing Services

New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance Commissioner Ken Kobylowski alerted consumers to the potential loss of insurance coverage in connection with popular business activities known as car-sharing or Transportation Network Companies (TNC) provided by online firms such as Lyft, …

Maryland Warns of Potential Insurance Coverage Gaps for Ridesharing Services

Maryland’s top insurance regulator recently issued a notice alerting consumers about potential coverage gaps affecting drivers for ridesharing services. The Maryland Insurance Administration said technology based ride-sharing ventures, such as Lyft and UberX, continue to grow in popularity. These ventures …