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Taxi Companies File Suit to Stop Uber Service in Rhode Island

Two taxi companies in Rhode Island have asked a judge to stop ride-hailing company Uber from doing business in the state. The Providence Journal reports Orange Cab of Newport and Airport Taxi of Warwick filed a lawsuit this month seeking …

N.Y.’s ‘Annoyance Lawyer’ Sues Uber Over Anti-De Blasio Robocall Campaign

An attorney who calls himself the “Annoyance Lawyer” sued Uber Technologies Inc. over its robocall campaign attacking New York Mayor Bill de Blasio over his proposal to limit the number of drivers. Todd C. Bank sued on behalf of recipients …

Maine Highlights New State Law to Protect Rideshare Drivers, Passengers

Maine Insurance Superintendent Eric Cioppa is highlighting a new Maine law, the Transportation Network Company Insurance Act, emphasizing that it will help to protect passengers, pedestrians and other motorists from losses in accidents involving Transportation Network Company (TNC) drivers. The …

NYC Taxi Driver-Owners Form New Association to Take on Uber

Dozens of angry, independent taxi medallion owners in New York City have been making their opinions about Uber heard at City Hall. The newly formed Taxi Driver-Owner Association said Wednesday that the rapid growth of the Uber ride-hailing service has …

Poll: NYC Voters See Yellow-Taxi Industry Working to Limit Uber

Sixty-five percent of New York City voters say they believe political campaign contributions by the yellow-taxi industry are behind efforts by some elected officials to limit the growth of the Uber ride-hailing service, according to a poll released Monday. The …

GEICO Expands Ridesharing Coverage to Pennsylvania

After launching a new ridesharing product in Georgia, Virginia, Maryland and Texas earlier this year, GEICO is now expanding its ridesharing offering to drivers in Pennsylvania. New and existing drivers that have been approved to drive for Uber (UberX and …

Despite Truce, Uber Agreement Keeps Tensions High at NYC City Hall

The deal that, for now, decided the ride-hailing behemoth Uber’s future in New York City began with a phone call to Rome. New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito on Tuesday, July 21, called Mayor Bill de Blasio, who was …

Ridesharing Rules Make it Through North Carolina Senate

A deal brokered between North Carolina lawmakers and ridesharing services such as Uber and Lyft to place regulations on the app-based companies has passed the Senate and will go to the House. The Senate passed a bill July 23 expanding …

NYC, Uber Reach Deal: No Cap on Company During 4-Month Study

Uber cars can continue to be a growing presence on the streets of New York City now that an agreement has been reached between the ride-hailing company and the city. Just before a City Council vote that could have capped …

Uber to Open Miami Headquarters

The popular ridesharing service Uber has announced plans to set up a Miami headquarters. The company announced July 20 that it has signed a lease for about 9,300 square feet of office space at Brickell City Tower, located in Miami’s …