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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 …

Maryland Lawmaker: Legislation on Web-Based Ridesharing Likely

A Maryland lawmaker says the Legislature and not the state Public Service Commission should come up with policies to regulate Web-based ride-sharing services like Uber, after the PSC ruled this week that such companies should be treated the same way …

Uber Begins Operating in Richmond, Virginia

The ridesharing company Uber is launching in Richmond, Virginia. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that the company began offering service in the city last Thursday. The move comes after Virginia decided to allow Uber and Lyft to operate under a temporary …

N.Y. Uber Drivers Flock to Hamptons for Summer ‘Pop-Up’ Market

Like many New York City dwellers, Adam Cosentino’s summer ritual includes making the 100-mile trek to the beach towns of the Hamptons every weekend. The 43-year-old isn’t making the journey to play with the rich and famous, who regularly dot …

Maryland Panel Says Uber Subject to State Regulations

Maryland’s state body that oversees utilities and transportation in the state ruled Wednesday that a popular Web-based ridesharing service is subject to state regulation. The Public Service Commission ruled that Uber Technologies Inc. is a common carrier — a company …