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San Antonio’s Ridesharing Rules Include Commercial Insurance Requirement

San Antonio has become the latest Texas city to approve rules for regulating ridesharing companies such as Lyft and Uber. The San Antonio City Council approved regulations that require commercial insurance, fingerprint background checks for drivers and inspections for vehicles. …

N.J. Assembly Panel Advances Bill Regulating Ridesharing Firms

Companies that allow drivers to use personal vehicles to transport riders in New Jersey would have to get a state permit and meet safety requirements under state legislation that’s been advanced by a New Jersey Assembly panel. The New Jersey …

Dallas to Ridesharing Providers: Proper Insurance Required

The Dallas City Council has updated transportation regulations so ridesharing companies such as Lyft and Uber must have insurance. Council members on Dec. 10 approved changes to an ordinance that already covers taxicabs and limousines. Lyft and Uber currently operate …

Massachusetts Gov. Patrick Seeks Rules on Rideshare Firms

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick’s administration is proposing limited state oversight for Uber and other popular ridesharing companies. The Boston Globe reported Wednesday that Patrick, who leaves office after two terms next month, wants to give the state Department of Public …

Utah Lawmaker Working on Ridesharing Regulations

A Utah lawmaker is working on a bill proposing statewide regulations for ridesharing companies like Uber and Lyft. Some say the smartphone app-based companies should follow the same rules as taxi drivers, including background checks and insurance. But the companies …

Draft Report: Taxis to Be Outnumbered by Rideshare Drivers in Virginia

A draft state report predicts taxis will be outnumbered by ride-sharing drivers after Virginia begins regulating the industry. The report estimates that 5,900 personal vehicles would be registered under a ride-sharing company. That’s 500 more than the number of taxis …

Council Says Ridesharing Firms May Operate at Houston Airports

The Houston City Council has approved allowing ridesharing companies such as Lyft and Uber to operate at airports. Council members adopted rules that such vehicles would need city and airport-specific permits. The Houston Chronicle reports Uber and Lyft arrived in …

California Insurance Department Ready to Review TNC Policies

California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones said today his department is ready to accept insurance company filings to create new commercial coverage or endorsements to personal auto insurance policies that will provide coverage rideshare drivers. The policies Jones and the California …

Lyft Rideshare Passenger Dies in California Crash

A spokeswoman for rideshare service Lyft says one of its drivers was involved in a multi-car crash in Northern California that left a man dead. California Highway Patrol officials said the driver was giving a ride to two passengers early …

D.C. Council Passes Bill Regulating Rideshare Firms

The D.C. Council has approved a bill that regulates popular ridesharing companies such as Uber and Lyft. The bill gained initial approval on Tuesday by a 12-1 vote. Among other things, it would require that drivers for smartphone-based vehicle-for-hire services …