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Chicago App Would Help Taxis Compete with Ridesharing Services

Chicago has opened a new front in the war on ridesharing services like Uber, approving a plan to sponsor an app for riders to hail local cabs. The measure was part of a package including financial supports for taxis, such …

Maryland’s Montgomery County Tells Uber to Follow Taxi Rules

Maryland’s Montgomery County officials want to know how Uber expanded its popular ride-sharing service into Bethesda without applying for county licenses. The Washington Post reports the county is demanding that Uber explain why it’s not complying with rules that govern …

Lyft Gets Temporary Approval to Operate in Pittsburgh

Ride-sharing company Lyft has satisfied insurance and other requirements to begin operating temporarily in the Pittsburgh area. The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission last month gave conditional approval for Lyft and its competitor, Uber, to obtain temporary licenses to operate in …

Maryland Panel Says Uber Subject to State Regulations

Maryland’s state body that oversees utilities and transportation in the state ruled Wednesday that a popular Web-based ridesharing service is subject to state regulation. The Public Service Commission ruled that Uber Technologies Inc. is a common carrier — a company …

Uber, Lyft Given OK to Operate in Virginia

Virginia is allowing ridesharing companies Uber and Lyft to operate under a temporary agreement between the companies and the state, officials said Wednesday. The move follows letters from state officials in June telling the companies to cease its operations in …

Penn. Public Utility Commission Schedules Uber, Lyft Hearings

The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission has set separate two-day hearings next month to consider permanent licenses for ride-sharing companies Uber and Lyft. The PUC last week gave the San Francisco-based firms temporary permission to operate until their applications for permanent …

Rideshare Firm Lyft Works Out Deal to Operate in New York City

New York State officials announced today rideshare firm Lyft has agreed to operate in New York City in full compliance with existing laws and regulations. The announcement comes two weeks after the state’s attorney general’s office and the state’s Department …

Penn. Public Utility Commission OKs Emergency Rideshare Permits in Pittsburgh

Pennsylvania’s Public Utility Commission approved emergency permits Thursday for two ride-sharing companies to operate in the Pittsburgh area. The PUC had previously obtained cease-and-desist orders — which the San Francisco-based firms Lyft and Uber ignored — over concerns that drivers, …

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 …