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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 …

Lyft Agrees to Temporary Halt of Rideshare Service in Kansas City

Ridesharing company Lyft will temporarily stop operating in Kansas City, Mo. while it negotiates with the city over ways to allow it to permanently conduct business in the city. Lyft officials said that the drivers will stop working for up …

New Mexico Judge refuses to stop Uber, Lyft

A state judge has denied a request by New Mexico taxi cab and limousine companies for a temporary restraining order against the ridesharing services Lyft and Uber. District Court Judge Nancy Franchini wrote in her order denying the request Friday …

Kentucky Preparing Emergency Regulations for Rideshare Firms

Kentucky state regulators are preparing emergency regulations that will go into effect next month to govern ridesharing companies like Uber and Lyft as they expand their services into Kentucky cities. The companies offer a smartphone application to match paying customers …

Uber, Lyft, Legislature Give Nod to California Rideshare Bill

When Assemblywoman Susan Bonilla, D-Oakley, amended her measure to regulate transportation network companies, Uber, Lyft and others removed their opposition and are now supporting the bill. Assembly Bill 2293 was agreed to on Wedensday by TNCs, which had opposed the …

Illinois Rideshare Bills Vetoed; Insurance Groups Urge Override

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has vetoed legislation that would have imposed statewide regulations on commercial ridesharing companies, also known as transportation network companies (TNCs). Quinn said he vetoed House Bill 4075, also known as the “Uber bill,” because it would …