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Mercury Insurance Launches Ride-Hailing Coverage in Illinois

Mercury Insurance is now offering ride-hailing insurance to cover Uber, Lyft and other Transportation Network Company (TNC) drivers in Illinois. This new coverage will provide drivers with insurance that will bridge the gap between their personal auto insurance and the …

California Public Utilities Commission Oks New Ridesharing Regulations

The California Public Utilities Commission has approved new regulations for ridesharing companies like Uber and Lyft, including where identifying logos should go and stricter vehicle inspections. The San Francisco Examiner reported that the companies will now need to open their …

California Uber and Lyft Car Rental Decision Delayed

The first major product of General Motors Co.’s $500 million investment in Lyft Inc. was a short-term car-rental program. Last month, the companies began leasing Chevrolets in Chicago for up to eight weeks as part of the Express Drive program, …

Rhode Island Bills Aim to Regulate Uber, Lyft

Rhode Island could become the latest state to set rules for ride-hailing companies such as Uber and Lyft, but first lawmakers must come to agreement on dueling bills — one favored by Uber and the other by traditional taxi operators. …

Hawaii Lawmakers Want to Regulate Rideshare Companies

Hawaii lawmakers are considering a bill to close the gap in car insurance coverage for transportation network companies like Uber and Lyft. Supporters of the bill say that, right now, Uber and Lyft drivers might not be covered by insurance …

Women-Only Rideshare Services Raise Legal Questions

Ride-hailing companies catering exclusively to women are cropping up and raising thorny legal questions, namely: Are they discriminatory? In Massachusetts, Chariot for Women is promising to launch a service featuring female drivers picking up only women and children. Drivers will …

Farmers Insurance Launches Rideshare Coverage in New Jersey

Farmers Insurance announced Monday that it has begun offering its Rideshare Insurance Coverage endorsement in New Jersey. The endorsement is designed to offer ride-hail drivers coverage options as part of Farmers personal auto insurance policies. Farmers said the company worked …

BMW Wants on Uber Train with Car-sharing in Washington

Germany’s BMW has launched a car-sharing service in Seattle, Wash. where it will offer customers the use of 370 BMW and Mini vehicles, before expanding to other cities in the United States. Established carmakers worldwide are looking for ways to …

Uber, Lyft Will Begin Operations at Seattle Airport

Ridesharing services, like Uber and Lyft, will soon be allowed to pick up riders at Washington’s Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. Seattlepi.com reported the Port of Seattle announced this week it would allow the companies to operate at the airport as part of a …

Ridesharing Gets Green Light in West Virginia

Companies like Uber and Lyft can soon start offering rides in West Virginia under a new law approved by Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin. The Democrat signed a bill Tuesday letting ridesharing companies operate in the state. The Republican-led Legislature passed …