ridesharing News

NAIC Adopts Ridesharing White Paper for State Policymakers

The National Association of Insurance Commissioners on Tuesday adopted a white paper on insurance coverage for ridesharing that offers several suggestions for how state regulators should deal with insurance issues. Ridesharing services offered by transportation network companies like Uber, Sidecar …

Yellow Taxis Now Outnumbered by Uber Cars on NYC Streets

New York City’s storied yellow cabs are taking a back seat to black cars. Uber cars, often black sedans that can be summoned with smartphone apps, now outnumber the yellow taxis that city riders have hailed with a whistle and …

GEICO Expands Ridesharing Product to Maryland

GEICO is now offering its ridesharing insurance product to Uber (UberX and UberXL), Lyft, Sidecar and other services to approved drivers in Maryland, in addition to Virginia. The product, which replaces the driver’s personal auto policy, provides coverage both for …

Data Breach Lawsuit Latest Legal Challenge for Uber

Uber Technologies Inc. has been hit with a proposed class action lawsuit over a recently disclosed data breach involving the personal information of about 50,000 drivers, the latest in a series of legal woes to hit the Internet car service. …

New Rules For Ridesharing Firms OKd by Arizona House

The Arizona House has approved an overhaul of regulations for ridesharing companies like Uber and Lyft. Republican Rep. Karen Fann unveiled details of a deal she’s negotiated between taxi firms, ride-hailing companies and insurers on Wednesday. The House then voted …

Idaho Panel Clears Bill to Ease Restrictions on Uber

A bill that would allow the popular ridesharing company Uber to bypass local city ordinances and operate how it wants in Idaho is headed to the House floor. The House Transportation and Defense Committee endorsed the proposal this week, despite …

Juries to Decide If Uber, Lyft Drivers Are Independent Contractors

Uber Technologies Inc. and Lyft Inc. lost an early round of a fight with drivers in lawsuits that could upend the companies’ nationwide business models. The on-demand car services will need to make the case to juries why they shouldn’t …

Philadelphia Cab Owners Lose Bid to Ban Uber Service

Philadelphia cab companies, threatened by the expansion of Uber Technologies Inc., lost a court bid to block the on-demand car service from operating in the city. Checker Cab Philadelphia Inc. and 44 other companies failed to show they would be …

Connecticut Debates How to Regulate Rideshare Services

Connecticut is the latest state to grapple with how to regulate Uber and other ride-hailing services being embraced by the public but angering the long-established taxi and livery industry. Taxi and livery drivers say they’re under assault by unfair competition …

Operations In Boise, Idaho Suspended by Uber After Impasse

Uber said on it was suspending its operations in Boise, Idaho, after reaching an impasse in negotiations with city leaders over new regulations. “Steep and growing costs that come from offering thousands of free rides combined with unworkable and onerous …