Uber News

Despite Truce, Uber Agreement Keeps Tensions High at NYC City Hall

The deal that, for now, decided the ride-hailing behemoth Uber’s future in New York City began with a phone call to Rome. New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito on Tuesday, July 21, called Mayor Bill de Blasio, who was …

Ridesharing Rules Make it Through North Carolina Senate

A deal brokered between North Carolina lawmakers and ridesharing services such as Uber and Lyft to place regulations on the app-based companies has passed the Senate and will go to the House. The Senate passed a bill July 23 expanding …

NYC, Uber Reach Deal: No Cap on Company During 4-Month Study

Uber cars can continue to be a growing presence on the streets of New York City now that an agreement has been reached between the ride-hailing company and the city. Just before a City Council vote that could have capped …

Uber to Open Miami Headquarters

The popular ridesharing service Uber has announced plans to set up a Miami headquarters. The company announced July 20 that it has signed a lease for about 9,300 square feet of office space at Brickell City Tower, located in Miami’s …

Dispute Simmering Between Uber, de Blasio Over Access to NYC Streets

A dispute is simmering between the ride-booking service Uber and New York Mayor Bill de Blaiso’s City Hall, an increasingly pitched disagreement playing out on smartphones, over the airwaves and in the press over a fundamental question: Who controls access …

GEICO Expands Ridesharing Coverage to Georgia

GEICO has continued the expansion of its new auto insurance product for drivers of transportation network companies (TNC) with the addition of Georgia. GEICO offers ridesharing coverage through GEICO Commercial for less than taxi and commercial rates. GEICO first introduced …

California Judge Fines Uber $7.3 M, and Suspends Service

Uber has been fined $7.3 million for refusing to give California regulators information about the ride-hailing company’s business practices, including accident details and how accessible vehicles are to disabled riders. The decision, handed down by chief administrative law judge Karen …

NYC Taxi Regulator Sides With Uber in Employee vs. Contractor Debate

New York considers drivers for ride-hailing car services such as Uber freelance workers rather than employees, according to the city’s chief taxi regulator, a policy that supports the company’s business model. The view, expressed by Meera Joshi, chairwoman of the …

Uber Reaches Interim Deal to Operate in Burlington, Vermont

The city of Burlington, Vermont, and the Uber ride-hailing service have signed an agreement to allow Uber to temporarily operate in the city and at the airport, the mayor’s office announced on July 10. Under the interim agreement, which went …

Uber Fighting California Driver Lawsuit

Uber is arguing that a lawsuit filed by drivers should not proceed as a class action with the ride service citing statements of support from hundreds of other Uber drivers in a case that could decide whether they are independent contractors …