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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 …