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Las Vegas Airport May Soon Get Uber, Lyft Service

Travelers flying to Las Vegas may soon be able to hail a ride from Uber or Lyft. Officials have been developing plans allowing the ride-hailing companies to pick up and drop off passengers using McCarran International Airport. The option won’t …

Uber Deploys Lobbyists to Reshape Driver Rules in California

Uber has spent more on lobbyists in California than Facebook and Apple combined to fend off regulations aimed at the heart of its worldwide business model. The San Francisco company’s lobbyists are pushing lawmakers to exempt its drivers from obtaining …

Uber, Lyft Apply For Nevada Operation Permits

Ridesharing companies Uber and Lyft filed applications just before the weekend for permits to operate in Nevada, meaning they could be cleared to hit the roads within a month. Uber spokeswoman Eva Behrend said the company submitted its application to …

Taxi Companies’ Lawsuit Against Uber in Connecticut Dismissed

Uber Technologies Inc on Thursday won the dismissal of a racketeering lawsuit by 15 Connecticut taxi and limousine companies seeking to stop the ride-sharing company from doing business in the state. U.S. District Judge Alvin Thompson in Hartford, Connecticut, said …

Regulations For Uber, Lyft Clear Another Nevada Hurdle

Nevada lawmakers gave preliminary approval Monday to regulations for ride-hailing companies such as Uber and Lyft, a move that puts the rules one hurdle away from being final. The 12-member Legislative Commission this week voted to greenlight the rules, which include …

Nevada’s Draft Rules for Ridesharing Providers Suggest $300K Fee

Before Uber, Lyft and other so-called transportation network companies can rev up to offer rides in Nevada, a state agency’s draft rules have a few more steps to navigate. The Nevada Transportation Authority this week submitted 15-pages of draft regulations …

Ridesharing Rules Make it Through North Carolina Senate

A deal brokered between North Carolina lawmakers and ridesharing services such as Uber and Lyft to place regulations on the app-based companies has passed the Senate and will go to the House. The Senate passed a bill July 23 expanding …

Florida County Fines Lyft For Operating Without a Permit

The Hillsborough Public Transportation Commission is upholding a previous ruling that the commission can fine the ridesharing company Lyft for allowing drivers to operate without a county permit. The Tampa Tribune reports the agency had the right to fine Lyft …

California Agents Get Creative to Sell Rideshare Endorsement

Kathy Lamm, an insurance agent in Costa Mesa, Calif., over the past month has been busy selling a ridesharing endorsement that Farmers Insurance Group introduced in California in late May. Lamm started spreading the word soon after the product became …

New Insurance Rules for California Ridesharing in Effect Today

A new law requiring that ridesharing drivers and companies have liability insurance coverage during all three periods in which they use the ride-sharing application goes into effect today. The rules are in effect under Assembly Bill 2293, which was signed …