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Ridesharing Service Expands to 5 More Wisconsin Cities

The ridesharing service Uber is expanding to five more Wisconsin cities. Uber already operates in Madison, Milwaukee and Green Bay. Thursday it rolls out in Wisconsin Dells, Lake Geneva, Racine, Kenosha and Waukesha. The Journal Sentinel reported the expansion comes …

More Vetting for Uber Bill After Rocky Trip Through Nevada Senate

Nevada Assembly members aired their concerns this week about a bill that would regulate ride-hailing companies such as Uber, a day after the measure finished its rocky trip through the Senate with an 18-1 vote. The Assembly Ways and Means Committee …

Uber, Lyft Balk at Fingerprinting Georgia Drivers

Popular ride-hailing firms like Uber and Lyft are fighting lawsuits in Atlanta and other cities from cab drivers, taxi and limousine companies claiming the techno upstarts are siphoning off passengers and profits by skirting regulations that ensure consumer safety. The …

Nevada Uber Regulation Bill That Failed Senate Shows Signs of Life

A bill that would allow for ridesharing companies such as Uber in Nevada is showing signs of life after failing a vote of the Nevada Senate. SB439 was granted a deadline waiver on Monday, meaning it can be reconsidered at …

Utah’s Herbert Signs Ridesharing Regulations Into Law

Utah Gov. Gary Herbert has signed a bill that creates new statewide regulations for ridesharing companies like Uber and Lyft while overriding Salt Lake City regulations that have left the company’s drivers with big fines. Herbert’s office announced Tuesday evening …

Uber, Cab Companies Face Off Over Nevada Ridesharing Bill

Passions ran high this week over a bill that would create Nevada regulations specific to ridesharing companies such as Uber and Lyft, a prospect that cab and limo services criticize as a double standard that would put customers at risk and …

Transportation Network Company Insurance Bill Passes Oklahoma Senate

A bill addressing the insurance requirements of transportation network companies (TNCs), or rideshare organizations, and their drivers has passed the Oklahoma Senate by an overwhelming majority vote of 40-3. SB 436, the Transportation Network Act of 2015, sets coverage requirements, …

Philadelphia Cab Owners Lose Bid to Ban Uber Service

Philadelphia cab companies, threatened by the expansion of Uber Technologies Inc., lost a court bid to block the on-demand car service from operating in the city. Checker Cab Philadelphia Inc. and 44 other companies failed to show they would be …

Connecticut Debates How to Regulate Rideshare Services

Connecticut is the latest state to grapple with how to regulate Uber and other ride-hailing services being embraced by the public but angering the long-established taxi and livery industry. Taxi and livery drivers say they’re under assault by unfair competition …

Uber: Hackers May Have Stolen Data on 50,000 Drivers

Uber Technologies Inc. said its database was access by an unauthorized third party last year, resulting in the possible theft of information on 50,000 drivers. The drivers, who are part of Uber’s mobile car-booking network, were notified and Uber took …