Uber News

Rideshare Companies Object to Seattle Regulations

Rideshare companies Uber and Lyft are leading a campaign to undo new regulations adopted by the Seattle City Council. The rules require them to meet to meet the same safety and insurance requirements as taxi companies. They also limit each …

Ridesharing Bill with Insurance Component OK’d by Illinois House

Legislation creating rules for unregulated rideshare companies such as Uber, Lyft and Sidecar is moving through the Illinois Legislature. House lawmakers voted to put regulations on commercial ridesharing with an 80-26 vote. Under HB 4075, all drivers would be required …

California Commissioner Wants Insurance Burden on Ridesharing Companies

Transportation Network Companies like Uber, Lyft and Sidecar should bear the insurance burden when they encourage drivers to use their personal vehicles to transport passengers for a profit, according to recommendations made Wednesday from California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones. Jones’ …

California Commissioner: TNCs Responsible for Insurance

Updated story:  California Commissioner Wants Insurance Burden on Ridesharing Companies Transportation Network Companies like such as Uber, Lyft and Sidecar should bear the insurance burden when they encourage non-professional drivers to use their personal vehicles to transport passengers for a …

Ridesharing Service Uber Expanding Into Courier Business

App-based ride company Uber will start delivering on its promise of expanding its business into logistics on Tuesday when it launches a trial courier service, Uber Rush, in Manhattan. “Better, faster, cheaper,” is how Uber’s general manager in New York, …

Poll’s Preemptive Strike Against Colorado Rideshare Bill

Days before a key vote in Colorado Legislature on ridesharing regulation a large insurer has come out with a poll that shows the majority of Coloradans believe rideshare companies should cover their drivers with commercial insurance. No one has so …

Arizona Joins Fray Over Ridesharing Services

Arizona has joined a number of states debating how to regulate so-called ridesharing programs that have popped up around the country and riled traditional taxi and limousine establishments. An amendment to an unrelated bill being debated in a Senate committee …

Rideshare Services Regulation Bill Filed in Illinois

A dispute among taxi companies, Chicago officials and rideshare companies such as Uber, Lyft and Sidecar is about to welcome one more player: state lawmakers who say the rideshare industry needs to play by the same rules as other transportation …

Ridesharing Service Sued by Seattle Taxi Drivers

A Seattle-area taxi drivers organization has sued an app-based ridesharing service, alleging that Uber violates multiple laws and regulations, thus harming taxi drivers and the public. The Seattle Times reported the lawsuit filed Monday by the Western Washington Taxicab Operators …

Seattle To Regulate Rideshare Companies

See related story: Uber Announces New Policy to Cover Gap The Seattle City Council passed a measure Monday that puts some regulations on rideshare companies that use smartphone apps to connect passengers with rides from drivers using their personal cars. …