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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 …

Uber Called ‘Criminal Enterprise’ by Philadelphia Cab Owners

Uber Technologies Inc., facing a legal backlash as it expands globally, was called a “criminal enterprise” in a lawsuit by Philadelphia cab companies seeking to block the on-demand car service from operating in the city. “Not since the days of …

Uber Driver Who Struck and Killed Girl in San Francisco Crosswalk Charged

A driver for Uber Technologies Inc. whose car struck and killed a six-year-old girl crossing a San Francisco street last New Year’s eve was charged with misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter, a spokesman for the city’s district attorney said. The arrest of …

Getting a Grip on Ridesharing Coverage

Ridesharing services are becoming increasingly popular among consumers looking for a more convenient alternative to taxis or other forms of public transportation, and new ridesharing companies have been cropping up everywhere trying to ride the success of the three major …

Uber Announces New Policy to Cover Gap

Ridesharing company Uber on Friday said it has new insurance to cover a gap between personal and commercial policies when drivers are using the app-based ridesharing service, while the company’s CEO said the San Franciscso-based firm is also working with …