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Bill Adding Ridesharing Restrictions in Honolulu Becomes Law

Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell is allowing a bill placing stricter regulations on ridesharing companies such as Uber and Lyft to become law. Caldwell returned the bill to the City Council and cited logistical concerns in allowing it to become law …

Delaware Passes Ridesharing Regulations

Delaware Governor Jack Markell has signed legislation that establishes insurance requirements for transportation network companies and their drivers, according to the Property Casualty Insurers Association of America (PCI). Senate Bill 262 aims to protect the public by establishing a solid …

Suit against Seattle Law Enabling Uber Drivers to Unionize Tossed by Judge

A judge has dismissed the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s lawsuit against Seattle’s new ordinance that gives drivers for ridesharing companies the ability to unionize over pay and working conditions. The Seattle Times reported that the judge called the suit premature, …

Uber Launches Ridesharing Operations in Montana City

Residents of Billings, Mont.  have a new way to catch a ride as Uber has launched in the city. The Billings Gazette reported that Billings Mayor Tom Hanel took the service’s ceremonial first ride last week to celebrate the service’s …

Washington Judge Hears Challenge to Law Enabling Uber, Lyft to Unionize

A U.S. judge on Tuesday wrestled with whether a lawsuit could proceed against the city of Seattle, Wash. over a local law which allows Uber and Lyft drivers to unionize. The litigation is unfolding amid a national debate over what …

Drivers Take Uber to UK Tribunal in Test Case that Could Threaten Business Model

Two drivers took Uber to a British employment tribunal on Tuesday, arguing that the ride service is acting unlawfully by not offering rights such as holiday and sick pay, in a test case that could force the app to change …

Aon Offers Cover for Ontario Uber Drivers, Using Online Quoting Tool

Aon Risk Solutions, the global risk management business of Aon plc, announced it is now offering personal ride-sharing insurance policies designed specifically for Ontario Uber drivers. As Uber’s insurance broker, Aon said it “has developed a comprehensive understanding of the …

Uber Reaches Deal to Re-Enter Alabama City

An agreement that would bring Uber back to Tuscaloosa has been reached, although the city council still must give final approval next week. The Tuscaloosa News reports that most city councilors support the ride-for-hire amendment that will allow Uber to …

Austin City Council Member Sues Over Ride-Hailing Fingerprint Rule

An Austin City Council member who is a supporter of ride-hailing companies Uber and Lyft has filed a lawsuit to overturn a requirement for their drivers to undergo fingerprint criminal background checks left standing in a May municipal vote. Donald …

Fingerprinting Is Key Sticking Point for New Jersey’s Rideshare Regs

When Democratic New Jersey Assemblyman Joseph Lagana decided to regulate ride-sharing companies like Uber and Lyft in the state, his said his main priority was making sure the drivers were properly insured. Two years later, his measure includes a provision …