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Ridesharing Gets Green Light in West Virginia

Companies like Uber and Lyft can soon start offering rides in West Virginia under a new law approved by Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin. The Democrat signed a bill Tuesday letting ridesharing companies operate in the state. The Republican-led Legislature passed …

Ridesharing Approved in Another Alabama City

The City Council in Montgomery, Ala.,  has voted to allow ridesharing companies such as Uber to begin operating within the city. Multiple media outlets report that city council approved the ordinance Jan. 5. Ridesharing services such as Uber and Lyft …

Mississippi Capitol Moves Closer to Regulating Ridesharing Entities

Jackson has taken a step toward regulating ride-hailing services such as Uber after the Rules Committee of the Jackson City Council voted to send a suggested ordinance to the full council. The suggested regulations include a $5,000 registration application fee …

Nevada State Senator Condemns Clark County Fee for Rideshare Companies

Republican state Senate Majority Leader Michael Roberson is calling for an investigation into whether Clark County’s new fees for Uber and Lyft drivers are legal. Roberson issued a strongly worded statement this week, saying the county commission’s decision earlier that …

Florida’s Broward County Pushes Back Vote on Ridesharing

Broward Count, Florida officials have had to delay a vote on the approval of ridesharing services such as Uber because a commission has not finished discussing amendments to the proposed rules. The Palm Beach Post reports that the Broward County …

Florida City Approves Ridesharing, Taxi Rules

Gainesville, Fla., has passed new rules for private car-sharing companies like Uber to operate in the city. The City Commission passed regulations that apply to both taxis and companies like Uber. Mayor Ed Braddy told The Gainesville Sun that the …

North Carolina Lawmakers Send Ridesharing Regulations to Governor

The North Carolina legislature gave its final OK to state regulations August 27 for ridesharing companies such as Uber, Lyft and Sidecar, a move supporters say will protect consumers and drivers of the mobile phone-based services and encourage competition. The …

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 …

Alabama Metro Mayors Paving the Way for Uber in Their Cities

Mayors in several major Alabama cities are working to clear roadblocks to bring ride-hailing company Uber and others like it to their areas. “If it can work in Nashville, if it can work in Charlotte, then it can work in …

Texas Takes Up Comprehensive Ridesharing Bill

Ridesharing giants Lyft and Uber left San Antonio in their rearview mirror after the nation’s seventh largest city restricted their operations, instead shifting their focus — and money — on convincing Texas lawmakers to allow them to operate statewide with …