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West Virginia Governor to Introduce Ridesharing Bill

Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin is on board with letting Uber offer rides in West Virginia. Tomblin spokeswoman Shayna Varner says the governor plans to introduce a bill letting ridesharing companies, including Uber and Lyft, operate in the state. An Uber …

Ridesharing Approved in Another Alabama City

The City Council in Montgomery, Ala.,  has voted to allow ridesharing companies such as Uber to begin operating within the city. Multiple media outlets report that city council approved the ordinance Jan. 5. Ridesharing services such as Uber and Lyft …

Uber Gets Green Light in Alabama City

Ridesharing services have started operating in Birmingham, Ala. Tom Maguire, general manager of Uber in Alabama told Al.com that users would be able to hail rides from their smartphones as of Dec. 29. Ride-hailing services such as Uber and Lyft …

Cab Drivers Fight Back as Uber Looks to Expand to Upstate New York

New York State lawmakers returning to Albany for the usual debates over taxes and spending will also take on an issue even more basic to many New Yorkers — the options for getting home from the train station, the airport …

Alabama City Approves Ridesharing Regulations

The ridesharing company Uber says it will soon begin operating in Birmingham, Ala., after city officials approved new regulations. Multiple media outlets report that city council members voted 7-1 on Dec. 8 to approve the ordinance. The city’s mayor still …

Mississippi Capitol Moves Closer to Regulating Ridesharing Entities

Jackson has taken a step toward regulating ride-hailing services such as Uber after the Rules Committee of the Jackson City Council voted to send a suggested ordinance to the full council. The suggested regulations include a $5,000 registration application fee …

Florida Rules Uber Drivers Not Entitled to Unemployment Benefits

Florida’s job agency has ruled that drivers for Uber and other app companies connecting passengers with rides are not entitled employed benefits due to laid off workers. The Orlando Sentinel reports the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity ruled Dec. 3 …

R.I. Taxi Companies Agree to Delay Uber Case Until After Session

Two Rhode Island taxi companies seeking to stop ride-hailing company Uber from operating in Rhode Island have agreed to delay the case until after the legislative session. Orange Cab of Newport and Airport Taxi of Warwick filed a lawsuit in …

Penn. Judges Recommend $50M Fine Against Rideshare Firm Uber

Judges for the Pennsylvania agency that regulates buses and taxis recommended on Tuesday a record $50 million fine against ride-sharing company Uber for operating in the state without approval. Two administrative law judges issued the decision, subject to approval by …

Uber Gains Support From Upstate New York Mayors

Mayors of some of upstate New York’s largest cities have joined together to support Uber’s proposal to expand throughout the state. Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren, Binghamton Mayor Richard David and Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner announced Monday that they have signed …