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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 …

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 …

Maryland Warns of Potential Insurance Coverage Gaps for Ridesharing Services

Maryland’s top insurance regulator recently issued a notice alerting consumers about potential coverage gaps affecting drivers for ridesharing services. The Maryland Insurance Administration said technology based ride-sharing ventures, such as Lyft and UberX, continue to grow in popularity. These ventures …

R.I. Issues Consumer Alert on Ridesharing Services, Insurance Implications

Rhode Island’s insurance regulators issued a consumer alert bulletin this week, highlighting insurance coverage issues and requirements surrounding ridesharing services. “[R.I. Department of Business Regulation, Insurance Division,] issues this bulletin to highlight potential insurance implications for Rhode Island residents participating …

Minneapolis Considering Regulations for Rideshare Companies

Minneapolis, Minn., is among cities across the country deciding how best to regulate app-based rideshare companies that connect drivers with passengers. Milwaukee is facing a similar challenge in neighboring Wisconsin. The Star Tribune says a hearing at Minneapolis City Hall …

Ridesharing Companies Get Warning from Nebraska Regulators

The state Public Service Commission has sent warnings to two ridesharing companies that they need the commission’s permission to offer services in Nebraska. The commission issued letters to Lyft and Uber, two San Francisco companies that use smartphone applications to link …

Rideshare Companies Object to Seattle Regulations

Rideshare companies Uber and Lyft are leading a campaign to undo new regulations adopted by the Seattle City Council. The rules require them to meet to meet the same safety and insurance requirements as taxi companies. They also limit each …