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Alaska Governor Signs Bill Paving Way for Uber, Lyft in the Frontier State

Gov. Bill Walker has signed legislation paving a way for ride-share companies, such as Uber and Lyft, to do business in Alaska. Anchorage Republican Sen. Mia Costello, a supporter of the measure, called it a jobs bill. The bill classifies …

Uber, Lyft coming to Alaska, but Not State’s Most Popular Tourist Spot

Uber and Lyft are coming to Alaska, but not to the state capital’s most popular tourist attraction. The Juneau Empire reported Gov. Bill Walker is expected to sign a bill that will make Alaska the last state to allow the …

Rules for Ride-Hailing Services Head to Connecticut Governor’s Desk

Legislation creating rules for ride-hailing services for the first time in Connecticut is heading to the governor. After three years of the debate, the bill finally passed the Senate on a 28-8 vote late Tuesday. It previously cleared the House …

Are Uber, Lyft Public Nuisances? San Francisco Wants to Know

San Francisco has issued subpoenas to Uber Technologies Inc. and Lyft Inc. for a broad scope of records on driving and business practices as part of an investigation to determine whether the ridesharing companies have become a public nuisance. City …

Statewide Ride-Hailing Regulation Bill Signed by Texas Governor

A bill that preempts local regulations for ride-hailing companies in Texas and replaces them statewide standards has been signed by Gov. Greg Abbott. HB 100, sponsored in the Senate by Georgetown Sen. Charles Schwertner, sets statewide operating standards, including insurance …

Uber, Lyft Statewide Regulation Bill Deemed Dead in Louisiana

Louisiana won’t join 44 other states in regulating ride-hailing services such as Uber and Lyft after a proposal to standardize rules and expand access to smaller cities was blocked by New Orleans lawmakers, the bill’s sponsor said. Rep. Kenny Havard’s …

Google’s Paid Carpooling Service Being Expanded Across California

Google is expanding its paid carpool service throughout California, building on an effort to get more traffic-weary drivers to share their rides to work, and to collect data that could be useful for future transportation services. The Wednesday move by …

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 …

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 …