ridesharing News

Boston Emerging as Unlikely Battleground for Web-Based Businesses

A renowned technology hub that is home to some of the country’s top universities, Boston is emerging as an unlikely battleground for web-based businesses like Airbnb and Uber, with some saying more regulations are needed to prevent the upstarts from …

New Mexico Judge refuses to stop Uber, Lyft

A state judge has denied a request by New Mexico taxi cab and limousine companies for a temporary restraining order against the ridesharing services Lyft and Uber. District Court Judge Nancy Franchini wrote in her order denying the request Friday …

Oregon Commish Says ‘Sharing Economy’ Creates Insurance Challenges

Typical insurance policies won’t cover people participating in the “sharing economy” by renting out their home or using their car for a driving service, Oregon’s insurance commissioner is warning. The state’s insurance regulator had previously stayed quiet about the ways …

California Governor Signs Ridesharing Bill

California Gov. Jerry Brown has signed into law a bill to establish insurance requirements for transportation network companies and their drivers. Assembly Bill 2293, authored by Assemblywoman Susan Bonilla, D-Concord, defines with personal and commercial auto insurance is in effect, …

Kentucky Preparing Emergency Regulations for Rideshare Firms

Kentucky state regulators are preparing emergency regulations that will go into effect next month to govern ridesharing companies like Uber and Lyft as they expand their services into Kentucky cities. The companies offer a smartphone application to match paying customers …

Uber Hires Obama Campaign Strategist; Expands Into Courier Service

Uber has enlisted David Plouffe, President Barack Obama’s 2008 campaign manager, to devise and run its global political and branding strategy, as the fast-expanding car rides-on-demand startup runs into stiff resistance in some cities. The San Francisco-based company, which is …

Maryland Lawmaker: Legislation on Web-Based Ridesharing Likely

A Maryland lawmaker says the Legislature and not the state Public Service Commission should come up with policies to regulate Web-based ride-sharing services like Uber, after the PSC ruled this week that such companies should be treated the same way …

Uber Begins Operating in Richmond, Virginia

The ridesharing company Uber is launching in Richmond, Virginia. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that the company began offering service in the city last Thursday. The move comes after Virginia decided to allow Uber and Lyft to operate under a temporary …

Steep Fines Reported by Utah Rideshare Drivers

Drivers for smartphone-based ridesharing services are facing steep fines from Salt Lake City officials, who assert the drivers are running unlicensed taxi services. Some drivers for the app-based service Lyft say they’ve been fined $6,500 for a single ticket. David …

N.Y. Uber Drivers Flock to Hamptons for Summer ‘Pop-Up’ Market

Like many New York City dwellers, Adam Cosentino’s summer ritual includes making the 100-mile trek to the beach towns of the Hamptons every weekend. The 43-year-old isn’t making the journey to play with the rich and famous, who regularly dot …