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Uber Pulls Out of Kansas After Senate Imposes Stricter Regulations

Ride-hailing service Uber said it ceased operations in Kansas after the state legislature decided to override Gov. Sam Brownback’s veto of a bill that will impose stricter regulations on ride-hailing services. Uber said the bill makes it impossible for it …

Wisconsin Governor Signs Bill Regulating Ridesharing Operations

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has signed a bill that creates statewide regulations on ridesharing companies such as Uber and Lyft. The measure would prohibit any local ordinances governing ride-hailing companies. Instead, the companies would have to purchase a $5,000 state …

Uber’s Office in Southern China Raided by Government: Xinhua News Agency

Authorities in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou have raided the local office of online ride-hailing service Uber on suspicion of “unlicensed operation,” seizing a number of mobile phones, the official Xinhua news agency said on Friday. “The company is …

New Mexico AG Says Uber, Lyft Drivers Need Drug Testing

Drivers of ridesharing services Lyft and Uber in New Mexico should face strict drug testing requirements like taxi drivers and keep detailed records of such tests, the state Attorney General Hector Balderas told regulators Monday. In a letter to the …

Mass. Gov. Baker Calls for New State Regs on Ride-Hailing Companies

Drivers for ride-hailing services such as Uber or Lyft would be required to undergo state criminal background checks, and the companies would be required to carry at least $1 million in liability insurance for each ride, under legislation filed on …

Kansas Gov. Says ‘No’ to Expanded Uber Driver Regulation

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback has vetoed a bill that would have increased regulations on ridesharing companies like Uber, a decision that could face an override vote when the Legislature returns from its annual recess April 29. In a statement, the …

Nevada Uber Regulation Bill That Failed Senate Shows Signs of Life

A bill that would allow for ridesharing companies such as Uber in Nevada is showing signs of life after failing a vote of the Nevada Senate. SB439 was granted a deadline waiver on Monday, meaning it can be reconsidered at …

Judge in California Rules Uber Must Face Suit Claiming Bias Against Blind Riders

Uber Technologies Inc. must defend against a lawsuit accusing the popular ride-sharing service of discriminating against blind people by refusing to transport guide dogs, a federal judge ruled. In a decision late Friday night, U.S. Magistrate Judge Nathanael Cousins in …

New Jersey Grapples With How, Whether to Regulate Uber, Lyft

Ride-hailing companies like Uber and Lyft could be driven out of New Jersey if a bill lawmakers are considering becomes law. That’s at least what the transportation network companies faced with potential new regulations say. Lawmakers, unionized taxicab drivers and …

Rideshare Service Bill Hailed by Maryland Lawmakers

An eleventh-hour bill in Maryland addressing the regulation of rideshare companies like Uber and Lyft is being hailed by stakeholders on both sides of the meter. In the waning hours of the Maryland legislative session on April 13, Baltimore Sen. …