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Nevada Assembly Oks Bill To Regulate Ridesharing

A hard-fought bill to regulate ridesharing companies such as Uber and Lyft got the green light from Nevada lawmakers in the wee hours of Saturday morning, after weeks of behind-the-scenes negotiations, several public failures for Uber and a marathon workday …

Ridesharing Service Expands to 5 More Wisconsin Cities

The ridesharing service Uber is expanding to five more Wisconsin cities. Uber already operates in Madison, Milwaukee and Green Bay. Thursday it rolls out in Wisconsin Dells, Lake Geneva, Racine, Kenosha and Waukesha. The Journal Sentinel reported the expansion comes …

Driverless, Shared Cars to Cut Vehicle Ownership by Half: Barclays

U.S. auto sales may drop about 40 percent in the next 25 years because of shared driverless cars, forcing mass-market producers such as General Motors Co. and Ford Motor Co. to slash output, a Barclays Plc analyst said. Vehicle ownership …

More Vetting for Uber Bill After Rocky Trip Through Nevada Senate

Nevada Assembly members aired their concerns this week about a bill that would regulate ride-hailing companies such as Uber, a day after the measure finished its rocky trip through the Senate with an 18-1 vote. The Assembly Ways and Means Committee …

Georgia Governor Approves Ridesharing Regulation

Gov. Nathan Deal has signed into law two bills regulating the high-tech ridesharing industry in Georgia. Surrounded by young Uber drivers in black T-shirts and Lyft drivers wearing pink on Wednesday, Deal signed into law House Bill 225, sponsored by …

Bill Legalizing Lyft, Uber in Nebraska Closer to Passage

New rules that would let Lyft, Uber and other ride-hailing companies operate legally in Nebraska have advanced to a final vote in the Legislature. Lawmakers gave the measure second-round approval on May 5. The bill by Sen. Heath Mello of …

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 …