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Atlanta OKs Ridesharing Services at Airport

The Atlanta City Council has approved a plan to allow Uber and other ridesharing services at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. WXIA-TV reports the city council approved the plan 14-1 at its Monday meeting. It will take effect January 1, 2017. …

Fingerprinting Is Key Sticking Point for New Jersey’s Rideshare Regs

When Democratic New Jersey Assemblyman Joseph Lagana decided to regulate ride-sharing companies like Uber and Lyft in the state, his said his main priority was making sure the drivers were properly insured. Two years later, his measure includes a provision …

Farmers Insurance Expands Rideshare Insurance Coverage to 3 States

Farmers Insurance has expanded its Rideshare Insurance Coverage to drivers in Idaho, Maryland, and North Dakota. Farmers worked with representatives of the states’ insurance departments, legislators and leaders of Transportation Network Companies (TNCs) to develop a product specifically designed for …

Pennsylvania Regulators to Reconsider Record $11.4M Fine Against Uber

Pennsylvania’s utility regulators voted on June 9 to reconsider the record-setting $11.4 million fine they imposed on ride-hailing company Uber. The Public Utility Commission fined San Francisco-based Uber in April for operating in Pennsylvania for six months in 2014 without …

NYC Drivers Group Sues Uber Over Independent Contractor Classification

A group representing 5,000 Uber Technologies Inc drivers in New York City filed a lawsuit on Thursday accusing the ride-share company of depriving drivers of various employment protections by misclassifying them as independent contractors. The proposed class action lawsuit filed …

Uber, Cabs Fight Over Upstate New York Market

A fight over Uber’s plans to expand throughout New York State is escalating as lawmakers enter the final weeks of their 2016 legislative session. The app-based ride-hailing service wants state regulations that would allow it to operate in cities including …

Uber Appeals Pennsylvania’s $11.4M Fine

Ride-hailing company Uber is asking Pennsylvania’s utility regulators to reconsider the record-setting $11.4 million fine they issued against it. The Public Utility Commission fined San Francisco-based Uber in April for operating in Pennsylvania for six months in 2014 without the …

Uber to Start Guild for 35K Drivers in New York City

Uber Technologies Inc. agreed to start a guild for 35,000 drivers in New York that will help them negotiate with the ride-hailing company, though the group will have less power to resolve disputes than a full-fledged union. All current and …

Pennsylvania Officials: $11M Fine Against Uber Could Stunt Tech Growth

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf and Pittsburgh-area officials want the state’s regulators to greatly reduce their record-setting $11.4 million fine against ride-sharing company Uber. The Public Utility Commission fined Uber last month for operating six months in 2014 without the required …

Port Authority of N.Y.-N.J. Could Block $10M Newark-Uber Deal

A tentative deal between Newark, New Jersey, and ride-hailing company Uber has hit a roadblock. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which operates Newark Liberty International Airport, is raising concerns about the city’s proposal to receive $1 …