ridesharing News

Despite Truce, Uber Agreement Keeps Tensions High at NYC City Hall

The deal that, for now, decided the ride-hailing behemoth Uber’s future in New York City began with a phone call to Rome. New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito on Tuesday, July 21, called Mayor Bill de Blasio, who was …

NYC, Uber Reach Deal: No Cap on Company During 4-Month Study

Uber cars can continue to be a growing presence on the streets of New York City now that an agreement has been reached between the ride-hailing company and the city. Just before a City Council vote that could have capped …

Dispute Simmering Between Uber, de Blasio Over Access to NYC Streets

A dispute is simmering between the ride-booking service Uber and New York Mayor Bill de Blaiso’s City Hall, an increasingly pitched disagreement playing out on smartphones, over the airwaves and in the press over a fundamental question: Who controls access …

Judge in California Says Uber Must Face Taxi Suit over Safety Claims

Uber Technologies Inc. lost a bid to dismiss a lawsuit over its claims to being safer than taxis. U.S. District Judge Jon Tigar in San Francisco on Friday allowed the case to proceed, finding that the app-based ridesharing service has advertised …

California Agents Get Creative to Sell Rideshare Endorsement

Kathy Lamm, an insurance agent in Costa Mesa, Calif., over the past month or two has been busy selling a ridesharing endorsement that Farmers Insurance Group introduced in California in late May. Lamm started spreading the word soon after the …

Uber to Settle Lawsuit Over California Girl’s Crosswalk Death

Uber is settling lawsuit with the family of a 6-year-old girl who died when a company driver hit her with his SUV. The San Francisco Chronicle reports the company is paying the family an undisclosed settlement for the 2013 crash …

California Judge Fines Uber $7.3 M, and Suspends Service

Uber has been fined $7.3 million for refusing to give California regulators information about the ride-hailing company’s business practices, including accident details and how accessible vehicles are to disabled riders. The decision, handed down by chief administrative law judge Karen …

NYC Taxi Regulator Sides With Uber in Employee vs. Contractor Debate

New York considers drivers for ride-hailing car services such as Uber freelance workers rather than employees, according to the city’s chief taxi regulator, a policy that supports the company’s business model. The view, expressed by Meera Joshi, chairwoman of the …

Uber Reaches Interim Deal to Operate in Burlington, Vermont

The city of Burlington, Vermont, and the Uber ride-hailing service have signed an agreement to allow Uber to temporarily operate in the city and at the airport, the mayor’s office announced on July 10. Under the interim agreement, which went …

California Agents Get Creative to Sell Rideshare Endorsement

Kathy Lamm, an insurance agent in Costa Mesa, Calif., over the past month has been busy selling a ridesharing endorsement that Farmers Insurance Group introduced in California in late May. Lamm started spreading the word soon after the product became …