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N.J. Assembly Panel Advances Bill Regulating Ridesharing Firms

Companies that allow drivers to use personal vehicles to transport riders in New Jersey would have to get a state permit and meet safety requirements under state legislation that’s been advanced by a New Jersey Assembly panel. The New Jersey …

Massachusetts Gov. Patrick Seeks Rules on Rideshare Firms

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick’s administration is proposing limited state oversight for Uber and other popular ridesharing companies. The Boston Globe reported Wednesday that Patrick, who leaves office after two terms next month, wants to give the state Department of Public …

Maryland’s Montgomery County Tells Uber to Follow Taxi Rules

Maryland’s Montgomery County officials want to know how Uber expanded its popular ride-sharing service into Bethesda without applying for county licenses. The Washington Post reports the county is demanding that Uber explain why it’s not complying with rules that govern …

Lyft Gets Temporary Approval to Operate in Pittsburgh

Ride-sharing company Lyft has satisfied insurance and other requirements to begin operating temporarily in the Pittsburgh area. The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission last month gave conditional approval for Lyft and its competitor, Uber, to obtain temporary licenses to operate in …

Maryland Lawmaker: Legislation on Web-Based Ridesharing Likely

A Maryland lawmaker says the Legislature and not the state Public Service Commission should come up with policies to regulate Web-based ride-sharing services like Uber, after the PSC ruled this week that such companies should be treated the same way …

Uber Begins Operating in Richmond, Virginia

The ridesharing company Uber is launching in Richmond, Virginia. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that the company began offering service in the city last Thursday. The move comes after Virginia decided to allow Uber and Lyft to operate under a temporary …

N.Y. Uber Drivers Flock to Hamptons for Summer ‘Pop-Up’ Market

Like many New York City dwellers, Adam Cosentino’s summer ritual includes making the 100-mile trek to the beach towns of the Hamptons every weekend. The 43-year-old isn’t making the journey to play with the rich and famous, who regularly dot …

Maryland Panel Says Uber Subject to State Regulations

Maryland’s state body that oversees utilities and transportation in the state ruled Wednesday that a popular Web-based ridesharing service is subject to state regulation. The Public Service Commission ruled that Uber Technologies Inc. is a common carrier — a company …

Uber, Lyft Given OK to Operate in Virginia

Virginia is allowing ridesharing companies Uber and Lyft to operate under a temporary agreement between the companies and the state, officials said Wednesday. The move follows letters from state officials in June telling the companies to cease its operations in …

Penn. Public Utility Commission Schedules Uber, Lyft Hearings

The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission has set separate two-day hearings next month to consider permanent licenses for ride-sharing companies Uber and Lyft. The PUC last week gave the San Francisco-based firms temporary permission to operate until their applications for permanent …