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New Rules On Ridesharing Passed by Seattle Council

  The Seattle City Council on Monday passed new rules regulating rideshare companies, allowing them to operate in the city without a limit on the number of cars.   Monday’s vote comes a week after the council repealed rules it …

Uber, Lyft, Sidecar Toe-to-Toe With Insurers State-by-State

The highly thought-of share-and-share-alike attitude considered a virtue by some has become fighting words between ridesharing companies and the insurance industry. “We try not to make it a battle,” said Robert Passmore, senior director of personal lines for the Property …

Ridesharing Bill Cruising Through California Legislature

A bill to more thoroughly regulate insurance requirements for ridesharing companies is successfully wending its way through California Legislature as insurance associations and representatives for companies like Uber and Lyft try and hash out an uncertain middle ground. The Senate …

California Commissioner Likes Proposed Rideshare Regulations

California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones on Thursday gave a thumbs up to regulations proposed by California Public Utility Commission President Michael Peevey, which seeks broader commercial insurance coverage for drivers who use  smartphone ridesharing apps from operators like Uber, Lyft …

California Regulators Want Insurers to Speed Up Ridesharing Policies

The California Public Utilities Commission wants the insurance industry to get off its duff and start creating some products to offer to ridesharing drivers. A proposal issued by CPUC on Tuesday further defines ridesharing or transportation network companies and activities …

N.J. Insurance Commissioner Alerts Consumers on Car-Sharing Services

New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance Commissioner Ken Kobylowski alerted consumers to the potential loss of insurance coverage in connection with popular business activities known as car-sharing or Transportation Network Companies (TNC) provided by online firms such as Lyft, …

California Legislator Introduces Ridesharing Bill

A California Assemblywoman has introduced a bill to regulate ridesharing companies like Uber, Lyft and Sidecar. Assembly Bill 2293, authored by Assemblywoman Susan Bonilla, D-Concord, would clarify existing insurance laws related to ridesharing service activities while supporting new business advancements, …

Rideshare Companies Object to Seattle Regulations

Rideshare companies Uber and Lyft are leading a campaign to undo new regulations adopted by the Seattle City Council. The rules require them to meet to meet the same safety and insurance requirements as taxi companies. They also limit each …

Ridesharing Bill with Insurance Component OK’d by Illinois House

Legislation creating rules for unregulated rideshare companies such as Uber, Lyft and Sidecar is moving through the Illinois Legislature. House lawmakers voted to put regulations on commercial ridesharing with an 80-26 vote. Under HB 4075, all drivers would be required …

California Commissioner Wants Insurance Burden on Ridesharing Companies

Transportation Network Companies like Uber, Lyft and Sidecar should bear the insurance burden when they encourage drivers to use their personal vehicles to transport passengers for a profit, according to recommendations made Wednesday from California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones. Jones’ …