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Uber Close to Return in Oregon City With Regulations

Months after suspending operations in Portland, Uber is on the verge of the returning to the city and operating under regulations. The city’s Private For-Hire Innovation Task Force released details this week of a 120-day pilot program allowing ridesharing companies such …

Colorado Prosecutors Charge Uber Driver Accused Of Attempted Break-In

Prosecutors have charged a Colorado Uber driver accused of trying to break into the home of a woman he drove to the airport. The Denver District Attorney’s Office announced Monday that 51-year-old Gerald Montgomery has been charged with attempted second-degree …

Idaho Panel Clears Bill to Ease Restrictions on Uber

A bill that would allow the popular ridesharing company Uber to bypass local city ordinances and operate how it wants in Idaho is headed to the House floor. The House Transportation and Defense Committee endorsed the proposal this week, despite …

Operations In Boise, Idaho Suspended by Uber After Impasse

Uber said on it was suspending its operations in Boise, Idaho, after reaching an impasse in negotiations with city leaders over new regulations. “Steep and growing costs that come from offering thousands of free rides combined with unworkable and onerous …

Penn. Public Utility Commission Gives Uber 2-Year License, Except in Philly

The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission has given ride-sharing service Uber a two-year experimental license to operate anywhere in the state except Philadelphia, where it has been operating despite a local ban. The company connects passengers with drivers — who use …

Insurance Groups Criticize Massachusetts Rideshare Regulations

Insurance industry associations say Massachusetts’ newly developed rideshare regulations are vague and woefully deficient in addressing the insurance concerns. The regulations, crafted by Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT), were published in the Massachusetts Register on Jan. 16, according to the …

Boston Taxi Owner Suit Latest Legal Salvo in Rideshare Wars

Taxi owners accused Boston officials of violating their constitutional rights by permitting Uber Technologies Inc. and other ride-sharing services to operate on city streets. The cabbies, in a lawsuit filed last Friday by the Boston Taxi Owners Association, fault the …

Farmers Introduces Rideshare Coverage in Colorado

Farmers Insurance is introducing the company’s first rideshare coverage endorsement in Colorado. The product is designed to provide drivers with the insurance coverage specified in Colorado’s new ridesharing law. Part of the new law includes a provision requiring rideshare drivers …

New York City Council Members Take Aim at Uber Surge Pricing

New York’s turf war on wheels reached fever pitch Monday as City Council members grilled representatives of the app-based Uber service — a fierce competitor of the city’s 13,000 yellow cabs hailed with a flailing hand. When first offered in …

Debate Heats Up Over Proposed Ridesharing Rules in Massachusetts

Taxicab drivers and owners decried proposed Massachusetts regulations on popular transportation companies like Uber and Lyft, while rideshare drivers defended their jobs at a packed and heated public hearing Wednesday. Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick, who leaves office Jan. 8, wants …