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The Path to Let Rideshare Companies into Alaska Not So Smooth

The drive to allow rideshare companies like Uber and Lyft to operate in Alaska has hit speed bumps. The bill, from Sen. Mia Costello, R-Anchorage, faces opposition from taxi companies worried the entrance of rideshare groups will drive down wages …

Governor Christie Approves Uber and Lyft to Operate in New Jersey

It’s now legal for ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft to operate in New Jersey. Republican Gov. Chris Christie on Friday signed off on a measure approved by lawmakers in December to regulate the services and make them legal. The …

Anchorage Considering A Second Chance for Ridesharing

Anchorage, Alaska officials are set to consider a proposal that would allow ridesharing companies such as Uber and Lyft to operate in the city this coming year. The ordinance has been drafted by Anchorage Assembly member Bill Evans. He said …

Federal Judge Dismisses Taxi Companies’ New Jersey Lawsuit Over Uber

A federal judge has thrown out a lawsuit by taxi and limo companies against the city of Newark over what they claim is preferential treatment given to ride-hailing companies like Uber and Lyft. The judge ruled Thursday that Newark is …

Insurance, Business Laws Keeping Uber, Lyft Out of Sioux Falls, S.D.

Conflicting insurance and business regulations passed by the South Dakota Legislature last year mean Sioux Falls won’t get Uber, Lyft or other ride-hailing services anytime soon, according to a state lawmaker. Rep. Greg Jamison told fellow lawmakers and Sioux Falls …

Uber Prepares for First Public Hearing in New York Over Disclosure Rules

Uber Technologies Inc. is starting off the year preparing for a new political fight. As New York City seeks more information about ride-hailing drivers’ activities, it’s shaping up to be Uber’s second major conflict with the administration of Mayor Bill de …

Uber, Lyft Drivers in Maryland Won’t Have to Submit Fingerprints

Uber and Lyft drivers in Maryland won’t have to submit their fingerprints for background checks after the ride-hailing companies complained about the proposal. The Maryland Public Service Commission announced Thursday that it has approved an alternative background check process for …

Lawmakers OK Uber, Lyft to Operate in New Jersey

New Jersey lawmakers have given their OK to ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft. Lawmakers on Monday approved a measure to make the services legal. If approved by Republican Gov. Chris Christie, the measure would allow the state attorney general …

Atlantic City Ride-Hailing Drivers Face Legal and Regulatory Hurdles

Joshua DeLeon earned $200 a week driving for Uber, a side job he used to buy an engagement ring for his girlfriend. Then he got a $300 ticket from Atlantic City for operating without a proper license, and he quit. …

California Rules for Self-Driving Cars Draw Objections from Google, Automakers

Alphabet Inc.’s Google unit and automakers objected on Wednesday to California proposals to set new, mandatory rules for testing self-driving cars in the state, which industry officials said could hobble their efforts in the home to much of self-driving vehicle …