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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 …

Former California Rideshare Driver Charged with Assaulting Multiple Passengers

A former driver for Uber and Lyft has been charged with sexually assaulting several women while on the job, and Southern California investigators said that there are likely more victims. An 18-year-old college student reported that she was assaulted Friday …

Bill Adding Ridesharing Restrictions in Honolulu Becomes Law

Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell is allowing a bill placing stricter regulations on ridesharing companies such as Uber and Lyft to become law. Caldwell returned the bill to the City Council and cited logistical concerns in allowing it to become law …

Delaware Passes Ridesharing Regulations

Delaware Governor Jack Markell has signed legislation that establishes insurance requirements for transportation network companies and their drivers, according to the Property Casualty Insurers Association of America (PCI). Senate Bill 262 aims to protect the public by establishing a solid …

Washington Judge Hears Challenge to Law Enabling Uber, Lyft to Unionize

A U.S. judge on Tuesday wrestled with whether a lawsuit could proceed against the city of Seattle, Wash. over a local law which allows Uber and Lyft drivers to unionize. The litigation is unfolding amid a national debate over what …

Judge in California Approves Lyft’s $27M Driver Settlement Deal

A U.S. judge granted preliminary approval to ride service Lyft’s $27 million settlement of a class action lawsuit brought by California drivers who claimed they should be deemed employees instead of independent contractors. U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria in San …

Austin City Council Member Sues Over Ride-Hailing Fingerprint Rule

An Austin City Council member who is a supporter of ride-hailing companies Uber and Lyft has filed a lawsuit to overturn a requirement for their drivers to undergo fingerprint criminal background checks left standing in a May municipal vote. Donald …

Fingerprinting Is Key Sticking Point for New Jersey’s Rideshare Regs

When Democratic New Jersey Assemblyman Joseph Lagana decided to regulate ride-sharing companies like Uber and Lyft in the state, his said his main priority was making sure the drivers were properly insured. Two years later, his measure includes a provision …

Uber, Lyft Suspend Service in Texas Capital Because of Background Checks

Uber and Lyft have suspended ridesharing service in Austin, Texas after voters decided against overturning city requirements that include fingerprint-based background checks for their drivers. Nearly 56 percent of voters rejected a proposition Saturday that would have repealed rules the …