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Lyft, Uber Bypass House Panel Hearing on Transportation Safety and Labor Conditions

Uber Technologies Inc. and Lyft Inc. skipped a U.S. House of Representatives hearing the ride-hailing industry, angering lawmakers who threatened tighter regulation for the fast-growing market. The two ride-hailing companies had been asked to appear as part of a House …

Rideshare Driver Suspected of Raping Passenger Near San Francisco

Police have arrested a Lyft driver on suspicion of raping a female passenger in the San Francisco Bay Area. San Bruno police say the 25-year-old victim told investigators she scheduled the ride early Saturday while intoxicated at a bar in …

More Ride-Hailing Requirements Become Law in North Carolina

North Carolina has a new law focused on ride-hailing companies like Uber and Lyft that supporters contend will improve safety for both passengers and drivers. Governor Roy Cooper said Friday that he’s signed a bill that cleared the General Assembly …

Union Not Siding with Rideshare Operators on California Labor Law

Uber and Lyft suffered a setback in their months-long fight against rules that could force them to reclassify California drivers as employees. The ridesharing companies, along with other businesses that depend on gig-economy work, have been talking with unions about …

Uber, Lyft Appeal for Deal on Driver Status as Independent Contractors

Faced with legislation in California that endangers their business model, Uber Technologies Inc. and Lyft Inc. are urging a compromise that would keep their drivers from being considered employees. “We can make independent work better if we update century-old employment …

Louisiana Senate Passes Statewide Rules for Ride-Hailing Services

Efforts to enact statewide Louisiana regulations for ride-hailing services such as Uber and Lyft, aimed at expanding the services’ availability around the state, won passage Saturday in the Senate, after two years of stalling there. Continued pressure from lawmakers in …

Report Says Many New York City Uber, Lyft Drivers Fail to Respond to Recalls

One out of six Uber and Lyft drivers in the New York City and Seattle areas are driving vehicles with outstanding recalls, according to Consumer Reports. But taking a taxi or limousine isn’t necessarily a safer option: nearly a quarter …

Brake Complaints Cause Lyft to Replace 3,000 Electric Bikes in 3 Cities

Lyft Inc. is removing several thousand electric bikes from service in its bike-share program in New York, Washington and San Francisco because of a braking problem, the ride-hailing company said on Sunday. “We recently received a small number of reports …

Sponsor of S.C. Bill Requiring Lighted Uber Signs Say Just First Safety Step

A lawmaker sponsoring a bill in South Carolina requiring Uber, Lyft and other ride sharing drivers to have a lighted sign said he knows it isn’t a foolproof way to keep riders safe. But Rep. Seth Rose said it is …

IPO-Bound Lyft Tells Investors Lowering Insurance Costs Is Priority

Lyft Inc. executives are focused on cutting insurance costs and will phase in self-driving vehicles on simple routes first, they said at a road show for investors ahead of the ride-hailing company’s initial public offering set for next week. Reducing …