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Lyft Says Plans to Pull out of New Mexico over Rules

Ridesharing service Lyft says it’s suspending operations in New Mexico after state regulators passed new requirements that the company called “onerous.” The San Francisco-based firm set a May 14 deadline for the move, which comes weeks after state regulators passed a …

Georgia Governor Approves Ridesharing Regulation

Gov. Nathan Deal has signed into law two bills regulating the high-tech ridesharing industry in Georgia. Surrounded by young Uber drivers in black T-shirts and Lyft drivers wearing pink on Wednesday, Deal signed into law House Bill 225, sponsored by …

Bill Legalizing Lyft, Uber in Nebraska Closer to Passage

New rules that would let Lyft, Uber and other ride-hailing companies operate legally in Nebraska have advanced to a final vote in the Legislature. Lawmakers gave the measure second-round approval on May 5. The bill by Sen. Heath Mello of …

Wisconsin Governor Signs Bill Regulating Ridesharing Operations

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has signed a bill that creates statewide regulations on ridesharing companies such as Uber and Lyft. The measure would prohibit any local ordinances governing ride-hailing companies. Instead, the companies would have to purchase a $5,000 state …

New Mexico AG Says Uber, Lyft Drivers Need Drug Testing

Drivers of ridesharing services Lyft and Uber in New Mexico should face strict drug testing requirements like taxi drivers and keep detailed records of such tests, the state Attorney General Hector Balderas told regulators Monday. In a letter to the …

Mass. Gov. Baker Calls for New State Regs on Ride-Hailing Companies

Drivers for ride-hailing services such as Uber or Lyft would be required to undergo state criminal background checks, and the companies would be required to carry at least $1 million in liability insurance for each ride, under legislation filed on …

New Jersey Grapples With How, Whether to Regulate Uber, Lyft

Ride-hailing companies like Uber and Lyft could be driven out of New Jersey if a bill lawmakers are considering becomes law. That’s at least what the transportation network companies faced with potential new regulations say. Lawmakers, unionized taxicab drivers and …

Rideshare Service Bill Hailed by Maryland Lawmakers

An eleventh-hour bill in Maryland addressing the regulation of rideshare companies like Uber and Lyft is being hailed by stakeholders on both sides of the meter. In the waning hours of the Maryland legislative session on April 13, Baltimore Sen. …

Video Ads Next Big Thing in Ridesharing?

James Bellefeuille is an Uber driver for a living, though he admits that what he earns is not much to live on. Yet in the new sharing economy, there’s hope for people like Bellefeuille who can bring some innovation and …

Texas Takes Up Comprehensive Ridesharing Bill

Ridesharing giants Lyft and Uber left San Antonio in their rearview mirror after the nation’s seventh largest city restricted their operations, instead shifting their focus — and money — on convincing Texas lawmakers to allow them to operate statewide with …