Lyft News

New Mexico Rideshare Bill Fixing Impasse Ok’d in Committee

A key New Mexico House panel has approved a bill aimed at welcoming and regulating ridesharing companies like Uber and Lyft. The House Judiciary Committee passed the proposal unanimously Thursday. Rep. Monica Youngblood, an Albuquerque Republican, sponsored the bill to allow the …

State Farm Introduces Ridehsare Coverage in Colorado

State Farm will offer customers a new endorsement in Colorado to cover insurance gaps for policyholders who use personal vehicles to provide rides for transportation network companies like Uber and Lyft. The optional ridesharing endorsement is available beginning Feb. 8. …

Lyft Makes Deal to Join Uber Serving Nevada Airport

Ridesharing company Lyft has locked in a deal to operate at Reno-Tahoe International Airport. The Reno-Gazette Journal reported that Lyft obtained an agreement Friday to expand operations and will get to join Uber in doing pickups at the airport. Reno-Tahoe …

West Virginia Governor to Introduce Ridesharing Bill

Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin is on board with letting Uber offer rides in West Virginia. Tomblin spokeswoman Shayna Varner says the governor plans to introduce a bill letting ridesharing companies, including Uber and Lyft, operate in the state. An Uber …

Ridesharing Approved in Another Alabama City

The City Council in Montgomery, Ala.,  has voted to allow ridesharing companies such as Uber to begin operating within the city. Multiple media outlets report that city council approved the ordinance Jan. 5. Ridesharing services such as Uber and Lyft …

Ridesharing Dominates 2016 Western Region Headlines

Goodbye to the news year 2015, and while there will be no shortage of headline-making topics to associate with the passing year, there was one subject that dominated Insurance Journal’s Western region news stories. Care to guess? No if fair …

Measure in Hawaii Aims to Treat Uber, Lyft Like Taxi Companies

Two Honolulu council members want ridesharing companies like Uber and Lyft to operate more like taxi companies. The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported that the city bill includes a variety of changes. Among them, the measure seeks to broaden the definition of …

Seattle City Council Votes to Allow Uber Drivers to Unionize

Seattle’s City Council voted unanimously to give collective bargaining rights to drivers-for-hire, such as those who work for rideshare companies Uber Technologies Inc. and Lyft Inc. The bill, proposed by city council member Mike O’Brien, requires taxicab and for-hire car …

Oregon High Court Says Cab Company Workers Aren’t Independent Contractors

The Oregon Supreme Court ruled last week that a Portland taxicab company must pay unemployment insurance taxes for certain drivers because they were improperly classified as independent contractors. The case comes amid heightened attention to the employment status of for-hire …

New Rules to Govern Taxis, Uber, Lyft Approved by Oregon City

Ridesharing services such as Uber and Lyft should continue to operating in Portland, Ore. after the City Council approved a new set of rules to govern taxis. The Oregonian reported that the council voted last week to allow ridesharing services to …