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Rideshare Drivers Flocking to On-Demand Economy, Poll Shows

First there was the sharing economy, and then the gig economy. Now the buzz phrase to pay attention to may be “on-demand.” The on-demand economy, according to TheOnDemandEconomy.org, is defined as the economic activity created by digital marketplaces that fulfill …

Ride-Hailing Rules Among List of New Laws in Connecticut

New rules for ride-hailing services such as Uber and Lyft are set to take effect in Connecticut with the new year. Starting Monday, such companies must register annually with the Department of Transportation and pay the state annual fees. The …

‘Rideshare Guy’ Says 60-80% of Drivers Still Don’t Have Correct Insurance

He calls himself “The Rideshare Guy” and he’s become one of the more prolific voices covering the still-burgeoning business. When Uber and Lyft were at the point in development that they were considered by some to be just another fly-by-night …

How Cabbies Are Morphing Into Hybrid Taxi-Ridesharing Firms

Taxi companies across the U.S. waged a bitter, high-profile battle to keep Uber Technologies Inc. and Lyft Inc. from bringing the sharing economy to cabs. They lost. Now the cabbies are adopting a if-you-can’t-beat-them, join-them-strategy. Pittsburgh Yellow Cab, for example, …

Commentary: Florida’s New Ridesharing Law Could Set Up Coverage Disputes

As the Sunshine State continues to attract millions of visitors each year who share clogged highways with commuters traveling throughout its ever-evolving metropolitan hub, it is no surprise that Florida has embraced ridesharing as one of the natural progressions of …

Court Blocks Seattle Law Enabling Rideshare Drivers to Unionize

A federal appeals court has temporarily blocked Seattle’s first-in-the-nation law allowing drivers of ride-hailing companies such as Uber and Lyft to unionize over pay and working conditions. A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said it …

Judge Won’t Allow Challenge to Seattle’s Rideshare Driver Union Law

For the second time this month, a federal judge has rejected a challenge to Seattle’s first-in-the-nation law allowing drivers of ridesharing companies such as Uber and Lyft to unionize over pay and working conditions. U.S. District Judge Robert Lasnik rejected …

Challenge to Seattle’s Ridesharing-Union Law Dismissed

A judge has dismissed one challenge to Seattle’s first-in-the-nation law allowing drivers of ridesharing companies such as Uber and Lyft to unionize over pay and working conditions. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, which represents Uber and Lyft, sued in March …

Alaska Governor Signs Bill Paving Way for Uber, Lyft in the Frontier State

Gov. Bill Walker has signed legislation paving a way for ride-share companies, such as Uber and Lyft, to do business in Alaska. Anchorage Republican Sen. Mia Costello, a supporter of the measure, called it a jobs bill. The bill classifies …

Uber, Lyft coming to Alaska, but Not State’s Most Popular Tourist Spot

Uber and Lyft are coming to Alaska, but not to the state capital’s most popular tourist attraction. The Juneau Empire reported Gov. Bill Walker is expected to sign a bill that will make Alaska the last state to allow the …