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Uber in a California Regulatory Standoff Over Data

Uber argued Thursday that it should not have to turn over ride data in a California regulatory standoff that shows how the transportation service is falling afoul of officials who could threaten its expansion. The issue, which is being heard in a …

Uber Latest Legal Woe is California Lawsuit

California prosecutors sued Uber over the ride-booking company’s driver background checks and other allegations, adding to the popular startup’s legal woes in the U.S. and around the world. The lawsuits filed Tuesday in San Francisco Superior Court are the latest …

Draft Report: Taxis to Be Outnumbered by Rideshare Drivers in Virginia

A draft state report predicts taxis will be outnumbered by ride-sharing drivers after Virginia begins regulating the industry. The report estimates that 5,900 personal vehicles would be registered under a ride-sharing company. That’s 500 more than the number of taxis …

California Insurance Department Ready to Review TNC Policies

California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones said today his department is ready to accept insurance company filings to create new commercial coverage or endorsements to personal auto insurance policies that will provide coverage rideshare drivers. The policies Jones and the California …

Anchorage In Ridesharing Lawsuit Has Judge’s Backing

A state court judge says ridesharing company Uber cannot offer transportation for hire in Alaska’s largest city unless it complies with a local ordinance. Superior Court Judge Michael Corey issued an order Monday barring the company from charging people for …

San Francisco Prosecutor Issues Warning to Lyft, Uber, Sidecar

Lyft Inc., Uber Technologies Inc. and Sidecar Technologies Inc. were warned by San Francisco’s district attorney they would face legal action if the rideshare services don’t change their operations. According to a copy of the letter provided by Sidecar, the …

California Governor Signs Ridesharing Bill

California Gov. Jerry Brown has signed into law a bill to establish insurance requirements for transportation network companies and their drivers. Assembly Bill 2293, authored by Assemblywoman Susan Bonilla, D-Concord, defines with personal and commercial auto insurance is in effect, …

Maryland’s Montgomery County Tells Uber to Follow Taxi Rules

Maryland’s Montgomery County officials want to know how Uber expanded its popular ride-sharing service into Bethesda without applying for county licenses. The Washington Post reports the county is demanding that Uber explain why it’s not complying with rules that govern …

Uber, Lyft, Legislature Give Nod to California Rideshare Bill

When Assemblywoman Susan Bonilla, D-Oakley, amended her measure to regulate transportation network companies, Uber, Lyft and others removed their opposition and are now supporting the bill. Assembly Bill 2293 was agreed to on Wedensday by TNCs, which had opposed the …

Lyft Gets Temporary Approval to Operate in Pittsburgh

Ride-sharing company Lyft has satisfied insurance and other requirements to begin operating temporarily in the Pittsburgh area. The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission last month gave conditional approval for Lyft and its competitor, Uber, to obtain temporary licenses to operate in …