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Louisiana Commissioner to Ridesharing Drivers: Check Insurance Coverage

Louisiana Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon is urging potential drivers for ridesharing services like Uber to make sure they closely check their insurance policies before signing up with one of the companies. The companies use mobile application software to link people …

Getting a Grip on Ridesharing Coverage

Ridesharing services are becoming increasingly popular among consumers looking for a more convenient alternative to taxis or other forms of public transportation, and start-up ridesharing companies have been cropping up everywhere trying to ride the heels of the success experienced …

New Rules On Ridesharing Passed by Seattle Council

  The Seattle City Council on Monday passed new rules regulating rideshare companies, allowing them to operate in the city without a limit on the number of cars.   Monday’s vote comes a week after the council repealed rules it …

Uber Ordered to Register as Cab Service in Annapolis, Maryland

The city of Annapolis wants ridesharing company Uber to stop operating in Maryland’s capital until it registers as a cab service. Riders connect with drivers using Uber’s smartphone app. The company has been operating in Annapolis since May. On June …

Uber Ridesharing Enters South Carolina

The ride-sharing service Uber has started in four South Carolina cities. Service began last week in Charleston, Columbia, Greenville and Myrtle Beach. Those needing ride use an app on a smartphone and the service connects them with the closet driver. …

Uber and Lyft Accelerate Cash Battle to Recruit Drivers

Uber Technologies Inc. and Lyft Inc. are racing to recruit drivers to spur the growth of their ride- sharing businesses. Stefanie Leifer recently found herself caught in the middle. Leifer has worked for San Francisco-based Lyft, the mobile application that …

‘Share’ Economy to Bring Sweeping Changes to Pittsburgh

Jonathan Danial is a concierge, making sure guests have bottled water, crisp linens and the signature house banana bread — in his home. David Pavel has been a classic limo driver, chatting up his passengers as he gets them where …

Uber, Lyft, Sidecar Toe-to-Toe With Insurers State-by-State

The highly thought-of share-and-share-alike attitude considered a virtue by some has become fighting words between ridesharing companies and the insurance industry. “We try not to make it a battle,” said Robert Passmore, senior director of personal lines for the Property …

Uber Faces Operational Setback in New Mexico

New Mexico regulators have denied a temporary operating permit for ridesharing company Uber. The Albuquerque Journal reported that the Public Regulation Commission voted 3-2 on Wednesday to withhold the permit from Uber Technologies. Commissioners say they could not grant the …

Ridesharing Insurance Legislation Advances In California

A bill that would impose insurance requirements on ridesharing companies in California passed a state Senate committee 9-1 on Wednesday, although with somewhat lower costs to the industry than previously written into the bill. Companies such as Lyft, Sidecar and …