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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 …

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 …

Analyst: Taxi Medallions No ‘Safe haven’ in Wake of Uber

Uber, the popular ride-hailing app, is hitting taxicabs where it hurts: The medallion business. Taxi companies make money by charging drivers for medallions, or licenses to drive their cabs. In a note to investors last week, Jefferies analyst Sean Darby …

Negotiations in Arizona to Update Ridesharing Law Underway

A key lawmaker said talks she’s leading among taxi firms, rideshare companies such as Uber and insurers on an updated law regulating the new and growing rideshare industry are progressing. Rep. Karen Fann, chair of the insurance committee, said parties …

Columbia, Missouri’s Ride-Booking Regulations Include Insurance

The Columbia, Mo., City Council has approved new regulations for ride-booking services such as Uber and Lyft that include insurance requirements. The regulations approved require ride-booking services to get business licenses and license their drivers as chauffeurs. The drivers must …

Georgia Lawmakers File Bills to Control Ridesharing Services

Georgia legislators have filed a flurry of bills aimed at forcing ridesharing companies such as Uber to conduct more rigorous background checks on their drivers and raise liability insurance minimums for passengers. Uber spokesman Taylor Bennett said Wednesday that the …

City Council in Oregon Says Uber Must Follow Traditional Taxi Rules

While Uber may be a new kind of ride service, it should comply with the same rules as traditional taxi companies – and that means being licensed by the city, the Eugene City Council has decided . The council voted …

N.J. Cab Drivers Want Ridesharing Firms to Face Taxi-Like Rules

Dozens of cab drivers lined the street outside the New Jersey Statehouse in Trenton and crammed a legislative hearing to protest ridesharing companies like Uber and Lyft. Drivers and their allies called on lawmakers to require those companies to follow …

Uber, Taxi Battle Could Be Big Issue For Nevada Legislature

Lawmakers say a fight between Nevada’s taxicab industry and Uber, the ride hailing company that operated in the state this fall before a court decision prompted it to shut down, could be the biggest transportation issue this session in the …