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Georgia Lawmakers File Bills to Control Ridesharing Services

Georgia legislators have filed a flurry of bills aimed at forcing ridesharing companies such as Uber to conduct more rigorous background checks on their drivers and raise liability insurance minimums for passengers. Uber spokesman Taylor Bennett said Wednesday that the …

N.J. Cab Drivers Want Ridesharing Firms to Face Taxi-Like Rules

Dozens of cab drivers lined the street outside the New Jersey Statehouse in Trenton and crammed a legislative hearing to protest ridesharing companies like Uber and Lyft. Drivers and their allies called on lawmakers to require those companies to follow …

MetLife to Provide ‘Complete’ Rideshare Insurance for Lyft Drivers in Colorado

MetLife Auto & Home and Lyft, a nationwide transportation network company (TNC), have launched an auto insurance policy in Colorado tailored specifically for Lyft drivers that covers every stage of the trip. The growing use of ridesharing apps highlighted a …

Boston Taxi Owner Suit Latest Legal Salvo in Rideshare Wars

Taxi owners accused Boston officials of violating their constitutional rights by permitting Uber Technologies Inc. and other ride-sharing services to operate on city streets. The cabbies, in a lawsuit filed last Friday by the Boston Taxi Owners Association, fault the …

New York City Council Members Take Aim at Uber Surge Pricing

New York’s turf war on wheels reached fever pitch Monday as City Council members grilled representatives of the app-based Uber service — a fierce competitor of the city’s 13,000 yellow cabs hailed with a flailing hand. When first offered in …

Debate Heats Up Over Proposed Ridesharing Rules in Massachusetts

Taxicab drivers and owners decried proposed Massachusetts regulations on popular transportation companies like Uber and Lyft, while rideshare drivers defended their jobs at a packed and heated public hearing Wednesday. Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick, who leaves office Jan. 8, wants …

Uber Called ‘Criminal Enterprise’ by Philadelphia Cab Owners

Uber Technologies Inc., facing a legal backlash as it expands globally, was called a “criminal enterprise” in a lawsuit by Philadelphia cab companies seeking to block the on-demand car service from operating in the city. “Not since the days of …

N.J. Assembly Panel Advances Bill Regulating Ridesharing Firms

Companies that allow drivers to use personal vehicles to transport riders in New Jersey would have to get a state permit and meet safety requirements under state legislation that’s been advanced by a New Jersey Assembly panel. The New Jersey …

Dallas to Ridesharing Providers: Proper Insurance Required

The Dallas City Council has updated transportation regulations so ridesharing companies such as Lyft and Uber must have insurance. Council members on Dec. 10 approved changes to an ordinance that already covers taxicabs and limousines. Lyft and Uber currently operate …

Massachusetts Gov. Patrick Seeks Rules on Rideshare Firms

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick’s administration is proposing limited state oversight for Uber and other popular ridesharing companies. The Boston Globe reported Wednesday that Patrick, who leaves office after two terms next month, wants to give the state Department of Public …