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Uber, Lyft, Legislature Give Nod to California Rideshare Bill

When Assemblywoman Susan Bonilla, D-Oakley, amended her measure to regulate transportation network companies, Uber, Lyft and others removed their opposition and are now supporting the bill. Assembly Bill 2293 was agreed to on Wedensday by TNCs, which had opposed the …

Illinois Rideshare Bills Vetoed; Insurance Groups Urge Override

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has vetoed legislation that would have imposed statewide regulations on commercial ridesharing companies, also known as transportation network companies (TNCs). Quinn said he vetoed House Bill 4075, also known as the “Uber bill,” because it would …

Steep Fines Reported by Utah Rideshare Drivers

Drivers for smartphone-based ridesharing services are facing steep fines from Salt Lake City officials, who assert the drivers are running unlicensed taxi services. Some drivers for the app-based service Lyft say they’ve been fined $6,500 for a single ticket. David …

Houston City Council OKS Rideshare Services, Uber and Lyft

The city council in Houston gave the green light to smartphone-enabled car ride services on, removing legal uncertainty around popular services including Uber and Lyft. Separately, the city council in Dallas reviewed rules that could make the services legal there, …

Cease And Desist in New Mexico Continues for Lyft

State regulators have rejected a motion by ride-sharing service Lyft for a stay on a pending cease and desist order against the company. The Albuquerque Journal reported that the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission unanimously declined Wednesday to issue a …

Getting a Grip on Ridesharing Coverage

Ridesharing services are becoming increasingly popular among consumers looking for a more convenient alternative to taxis or other forms of public transportation, and start-up ridesharing companies have been cropping up everywhere trying to ride the heels of the success experienced …

New Rules On Ridesharing Passed by Seattle Council

  The Seattle City Council on Monday passed new rules regulating rideshare companies, allowing them to operate in the city without a limit on the number of cars.   Monday’s vote comes a week after the council repealed rules it …

Ban Against Lyft Ride Sharing Service Extended in St. Louis

A St. Louis, Mo., judge extended a temporary restraining order that bans the ride-sharing service Lyft from operating in the city or St. Louis County. St. Louis Circuit Judge Joan Moriarty said this week that Lyft cannot operate until a …

Uber and Lyft Accelerate Cash Battle to Recruit Drivers

Uber Technologies Inc. and Lyft Inc. are racing to recruit drivers to spur the growth of their ride- sharing businesses. Stefanie Leifer recently found herself caught in the middle. Leifer has worked for San Francisco-based Lyft, the mobile application that …

‘Share’ Economy to Bring Sweeping Changes to Pittsburgh

Jonathan Danial is a concierge, making sure guests have bottled water, crisp linens and the signature house banana bread — in his home. David Pavel has been a classic limo driver, chatting up his passengers as he gets them where …