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Bill Setting Statewide Rules for Ridesharing Companies Passes Texas Senate

A bill that would preempt local regulations for ridesharing companies in Texas and replace them statewide standards has passed the Texas Senate. It now heads to the desk of Gov. Greg Abbott for his signature. HB 100, sponsored by Georgetown Sen. Charles …

Georgia Supreme Court Upholds Ridesharing Law

Georgia’s highest court has handed a victory to ridesharing services like Uber and Lyft. The Georgia Supreme Court on Monday affirmed a lower court’s dismissal of a lawsuit filed by Atlanta taxi drivers and upheld a state law regulating and …

Uber, Lyft Opposing Vermont Bill with New Requirements

Popular ride sharing companies Uber and Lyft are opposing a Vermont bill that would require the companies to greatly increase their insurance coverage for personal injuries when drivers are between rides. The Burlington Free Press reports that the bill would …

Florida Battle for Ridesharing Regulations Nears End of Long Road

After a four-year battle in the Florida Legislature, lawmakers on Wednesday passed statewide regulations for ridesharing companies like Uber and Lyft that would undo a patchwork of local rules across the state. “Florida’s patchwork of ridesharing regulations is finally history,” …

Missouri Senate Passes Statewide Ride Hailing Regulation Bill

Missouri Senators has passed a bill that would expand regulations for transportation companies such as Uber and Lyft — a measure that legislative leadership and Gov. Eric Greitens have called a job creator and an economic development tool for the …

Federal Judge Temporarily Blocks Seattle Law Allowing Ridesharing Union

A federal judge in Seattle, Wash. has temporarily blocked the city’s first-in-the-nation law allowing drivers of ridesharing companies such as Uber and Lyft to unionize over pay and working conditions. U.S. District Judge Robert Lasnik’s ruling came after he heard …

Representatives of Rideshare Companies Push for Oregon Regulations

Representatives for ridesharing companies Uber and Lyft are pushing a bill that would ensure the state of Oregon regulates them instead of individual cities. The Eugene Register-Guard reported representatives said at a hearing this week that the bill would set …

Mercedes’ Parent, Daimler, Partners with Bosch to Develop ‘Robo-Taxis’

Mercedes-Benz owner Daimler and supplier Robert Bosch are teaming up to develop self-driving cars in an alliance aimed at accelerating the production of “robo-taxis.” The pact between the world’s largest maker of premium cars and the world’s largest automotive supplier …

MAPFRE Insurance to Provide Coverage for Massachusetts Rideshare Drivers

In an important move aimed at protecting Massachusetts drivers, MAPFRE Insurance will be among the first insurers in the state to offer gap coverage to auto insurance policyholders using their personal cars to drive for rideshare companies like Uber and …

Rhode Island Attorney General Wants Uber, Lyft Drivers Fingerprinted

Rhode Island’s attorney general wants to start fingerprinting Uber and Lyft drivers, as well as traditional taxi cab drivers. The state last year adopted a new law that officially legalized ride-hailing app companies and regulates them, but it didn’t include …