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Uber Ordered to Register as Cab Service in Annapolis, Maryland

The city of Annapolis wants ridesharing company Uber to stop operating in Maryland’s capital until it registers as a cab service. Riders connect with drivers using Uber’s smartphone app. The company has been operating in Annapolis since May. On June …

Lyft Delays New York City Start, Avoids Court-Ordered Shutdown

Lyft Inc., the car-sharing business vying with Uber Technologies Inc. for customers hailing rides with smartphones, agreed to further postpone its start in New York City and avoided a court-ordered shutdown sought by the city and state. A Manhattan judge …

Rideshare Firm Lyft’s NYC Launch Postponed

The on-demand ride-sharing app Lyft postponed its scheduled launch in New York City last Friday while a New York state judge will wait to consider whether its planned operations violate state and local laws. The state attorney general’s office and …

Rideshare Firm Lyft Hits Roadblock in NYC Ahead of Scheduled Start

Lyft Inc. isn’t authorized to offer ride sharing in New York, according to the city’s taxi regulator, just days before it was due to start service. The service hasn’t complied with safety requirements and licensing criteria and the city’s rules …

Uber Temporarily Cutting NYC Prices to Compete With Yellow Cabs

Uber Technologies says it is temporarily cutting its prices in New York City with the aim of making its service cheaper than an average taxi ride, the car service app announced Monday. The San Francisco start-up said it is reducing …

Judges Order Ridesharing Firms Uber, Lyft to Halt Operations in Pittsburgh

Two administrative law judges have agreed with the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission to force two ride-share companies to stop operating in Pittsburgh. The judges issued their rulings Tuesday, five days after PUC attorneys argued that Lyft and Uber are violating …

Lawsuit Filed in Boston Claims Car Service Uber Exploits Drivers

A Boston labor lawyer has sued the car service Uber, alleging that it exploits its drivers. The suit filed on June 26 in Suffolk Superior Court in Boston by attorney Shannon Liss-Riordan says Uber Technologies Inc. misclassifies its drivers as …

Florida’s Miami-Dade County Continues to Have Problems With Ride-for-Hire

Florida’s Miami-Dade County continues to have problems with the ride-for-hire industry and is looking to other cities for examples of how to legislate the growing businesses. The Miami Herald reports the county has given at least 36 fines and impounded …

Penn. House Insurance Committee Holds Hearing on Ridesharing Services

The Pennsylvania House insurance committee held a hearing Monday to examine the insurance coverage implications for consumers who use ridesharing services. Lawmakers said ridesharing companies like Lyft, UberX and Yellow X have begun operating in Pennsylvania’s Allegheny County by linking …

Pittsburgh Mayor Defending Ride-Sharing Companies

Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto is defending two ride-sharing companies that the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission’s Bureau of Investigation and Enforcement has recently threatened with fines and cease-and-desist orders. The PUC filed the cease-and-desist orders on June 16 against San Francisco-based …