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The Path to Let Rideshare Companies into Alaska Not So Smooth

The drive to allow rideshare companies like Uber and Lyft to operate in Alaska has hit speed bumps. The bill, from Sen. Mia Costello, R-Anchorage, faces opposition from taxi companies worried the entrance of rideshare groups will drive down wages …

Brazil Uber Drivers Are Employees & Entitled to Benefits, Rules Judge

A Brazilian judge ruled that a driver using the Uber ride-hailing app is an employee of the San Francisco-based company and is entitled to workers’ benefits, adding to the global debate over labor rights for drivers on the platform. Uber …

Governor Christie Approves Uber and Lyft to Operate in New Jersey

It’s now legal for ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft to operate in New Jersey. Republican Gov. Chris Christie on Friday signed off on a measure approved by lawmakers in December to regulate the services and make them legal. The …

Uber & Ola Drivers’ Strike Paralyzes Ride Hailing Services in India’s Capital

A strike led by drivers’ unions in the Indian capital demanding better pay from Uber and Ola has paralyzed the ride-hailing services that have grabbed business from traditional taxi and rickshaw operators with their cheaper fares. Commuters faced delays for …

Anchorage Considering A Second Chance for Ridesharing

Anchorage, Alaska officials are set to consider a proposal that would allow ridesharing companies such as Uber and Lyft to operate in the city this coming year. The ordinance has been drafted by Anchorage Assembly member Bill Evans. He said …

Uber Suspends Service in Taiwan After Authorities Raise Fines

Uber Technologies Inc. said it will suspend its service in Taiwan from Feb. 10, firing the latest salvo in the ride-hailing service company’s long-running dispute with the island’s authorities. Uber’s move comes after Taiwan recently raised fines against unlicensed ride-sharing …

Federal Judge Dismisses Taxi Companies’ New Jersey Lawsuit Over Uber

A federal judge has thrown out a lawsuit by taxi and limo companies against the city of Newark over what they claim is preferential treatment given to ride-hailing companies like Uber and Lyft. The judge ruled Thursday that Newark is …

State Agency Advocates for Self-Driving Car Legislation in Maryland

Maryland state’s Motor Vehicle Administration is advocating legislation that would transfer regulatory power of self-driving cars to the agency and the state police, saying the change may improve safety on Maryland roads and reduce human error. Motor Vehicle Administration representative …

Pennsylvania Uber Driver Refused Ride, Beat New Jersey Man Unconscious

A southern New Jersey man has filed a lawsuit against ride-sharing giant Uber that alleges he was assaulted by a driver who refused to take him home from a holiday party in Philadelphia. The federal lawsuit states that 30-year-old Joseph …

Uber Seeks to Help Cities Better Understand Traffic Patterns

San Francisco, Calif.-based Uber is offering a helping hand to some of the same city leaders it sometimes antagonizes with the aggressive way it runs its popular ride-hailing service. The assistance will come in the form of a free website, …