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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 …

Uber Hit With $11M Fine in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania regulators fined Uber $11.4 million on April 21 — a record for the utility commission — for operating for six months in 2014 without the required approval. The company said it would appeal. The Public Utility Commission, which also …

4 More Upstate New York Mayors Join Call to Let Uber Expand

The mayors of four cities in upstate New York have joined an effort to allow Uber to expand outside of New York City. Mayors in Ithaca, Utica, Rome and Hornell on Thursday endorsed a proposal before the state Legislature which …

Rental Car Firms Losing Out to Ridesharing

Taxis aren’t the only ones that may be stressing out about Uber Technologies Inc. Transactions from the ride-hailing startup have surpassed rental cars among American professionals, according to Certify, the second-largest provider of travel and expense management software in North America. Uber accounted …

Uber Agrees to $10M Fee in Deal With Newark, New Jersey

The mayor of Newark, New Jersey, has released details on a tentative agreement he’s reached with ride-hailing company Uber to operate in the state’s largest city. The deal calls for Uber to pay Newark $1 million a year for 10 …

Rhode Island Bills Aim to Regulate Uber, Lyft

Rhode Island could become the latest state to set rules for ride-hailing companies such as Uber and Lyft, but first lawmakers must come to agreement on dueling bills — one favored by Uber and the other by traditional taxi operators. …

Women-Only Rideshare Services Raise Legal Questions

Ride-hailing companies catering exclusively to women are cropping up and raising thorny legal questions, namely: Are they discriminatory? In Massachusetts, Chariot for Women is promising to launch a service featuring female drivers picking up only women and children. Drivers will …

Connecticut Cab Companies Drop Lawsuit Against Uber

More than a dozen taxi and limousine companies in Connecticut have dropped their federal lawsuit accusing ride-hailing company Uber of failing to follow state laws and regulations on taxi services, their lawyer said Tuesday. The company owners have “no faith” …