Uber News

Oregon Cities Are Considering Clearing Way for Uber

City officials in the Oregon cities of Bend and Redmond are looking to entice Uber to town by changing city ordinances that would pave the way for ridesharing services. The Bulletin reported that both cities are looking into additional and …

Former California Rideshare Driver Charged with Assaulting Multiple Passengers

A former driver for Uber and Lyft has been charged with sexually assaulting several women while on the job, and Southern California investigators said that there are likely more victims. An 18-year-old college student reported that she was assaulted Friday …

Atlanta OKs Ridesharing Services at Airport

The Atlanta City Council has approved a plan to allow Uber and other ridesharing services at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. WXIA-TV reports the city council approved the plan 14-1 at its Monday meeting. It will take effect January 1, 2017. …

Pittsburgh Uber Riders Preview Driverless Cars Through Test Program

Uber riders in Pittsburgh can get a glimpse of the future by summoning a car capable of handling most of the tasks of driving on its own. Starting Wednesday morning, a fleet of self-driving Ford Fusions will pick up Uber …

Uber Debuts Its Food Delivery Service in Sin City

Uber drivers are now take-out delivery drivers too in Las Vegas, Nev. The ridesharing company has launched its UberEATS food delivery service in the Las Vegas area. Users can now use the app to order food from local restaurants at …

Pennsylvania Reinstates Uber’s Record $11.4M Fine

A Pennsylvania regulator on Thursday reinstated a record $11.4 million fine against the popular ride-sharing service Uber Technologies Inc. for operating illegally in the state in 2014. By a 4-1 vote, the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission rejected Uber’s arguments that …

Bill Adding Ridesharing Restrictions in Honolulu Becomes Law

Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell is allowing a bill placing stricter regulations on ridesharing companies such as Uber and Lyft to become law. Caldwell returned the bill to the City Council and cited logistical concerns in allowing it to become law …

Delaware Passes Ridesharing Regulations

Delaware Governor Jack Markell has signed legislation that establishes insurance requirements for transportation network companies and their drivers, according to the Property Casualty Insurers Association of America (PCI). Senate Bill 262 aims to protect the public by establishing a solid …

Suit against Seattle Law Enabling Uber Drivers to Unionize Tossed by Judge

A judge has dismissed the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s lawsuit against Seattle’s new ordinance that gives drivers for ridesharing companies the ability to unionize over pay and working conditions. The Seattle Times reported that the judge called the suit premature, …

Uber Launches Ridesharing Operations in Montana City

Residents of Billings, Mont.  have a new way to catch a ride as Uber has launched in the city. The Billings Gazette reported that Billings Mayor Tom Hanel took the service’s ceremonial first ride last week to celebrate the service’s …