ridesharing News

State Farm Introduces Ridehsare Coverage in Colorado

State Farm will offer customers a new endorsement in Colorado to cover insurance gaps for policyholders who use personal vehicles to provide rides for transportation network companies like Uber and Lyft. The optional ridesharing endorsement is available beginning Feb. 8. …

Lyft Makes Deal to Join Uber Serving Nevada Airport

Ridesharing company Lyft has locked in a deal to operate at Reno-Tahoe International Airport. The Reno-Gazette Journal reported that Lyft obtained an agreement Friday to expand operations and will get to join Uber in doing pickups at the airport. Reno-Tahoe …

Uber Will Ground Chopper Flights at Utah’s Sundance Film Festival

A Utah county reached an agreement over the weekend with ridesharing company Uber to stop operating helicopter flights at the Sundance Film Festival. Summit County said helicopter companies agreed to cease operating in connection with the festival. The companies have …

California Commissioner OKs New insurance Products to Fill Ridesharing Gap

California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones approved a new insurance product by USAA designed to close the gap in insurance coverage for drivers driving for all ridesharing companies. The product is now available to USAA’s California drivers for all ridesharing companies, …

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 …

Farmers Insurance Launches New Rideshare Coverage in 7 States

Farmers has introduced a new Rideshare Insurance Coverage designed to make rideshare insurance coverage options available for ride-hailing drivers in Arizona, Minnesota, Nevada, Ohio, Oklahoma, Texas and Wisconsin. According to Mariel Devesa, head of product innovation for Farmers Insurance, the …

Ridesharing Dominates 2016 Western Region Headlines

Goodbye to the news year 2015, and while there will be no shortage of headline-making topics to associate with the passing year, there was one subject that dominated Insurance Journal’s Western region news stories. Care to guess? No if fair …

Measure in Hawaii Aims to Treat Uber, Lyft Like Taxi Companies

Two Honolulu council members want ridesharing companies like Uber and Lyft to operate more like taxi companies. The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported that the city bill includes a variety of changes. Among them, the measure seeks to broaden the definition of …

Judge Bars Uber from Imposing New Contract on Drivers in Pay Suit

Uber Technologies Inc. was barred from imposing a new contract on drivers who are suing the company to be treated like employees after a federal judge said the reworded agreement is confusing. U.S. District Judge Edward Chen in San Francisco …

Uber Will Expand Ridesharing Service to Ogden, Utah

Uber is coming to Ogden, Utah. The ridesharing company already operates in Salt Lake City. The Salt Lake Tribune reported it mentioned the expansion on its Utah-specific Twitter account on Friday. It’s expected to happen in the coming week. Uber …