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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 …

Connecticut House Clears New Rules for Ridesharing Companies

Legislation creating rules for ridesharing services for the first time in Connecticut has cleared the House of Representatives. The bill passed Thursday on a 103-99 vote. It now moves to the Senate. Both Uber and Lyft, which now operate unregulated …

Florida Battle for Ridesharing Regulations Nears End of Long Road

After a four-year battle in the Florida Legislature, lawmakers on Wednesday passed statewide regulations for ridesharing companies like Uber and Lyft that would undo a patchwork of local rules across the state. “Florida’s patchwork of ridesharing regulations is finally history,” …

Uber to Reunite with Alabama College Towns

The ridesharing service Uber plans to return to two Alabama cities this week as students return to college campuses. Local media report that city officials in Auburn and Tuscaloosa have approved ordinances in recent weeks that satisfy the company. Uber …

Uber Reaches Deal to Re-Enter Alabama City

An agreement that would bring Uber back to Tuscaloosa has been reached, although the city council still must give final approval next week. The Tuscaloosa News reports that most city councilors support the ride-for-hire amendment that will allow Uber to …

How Gig Economy Is Using Private Arbitration to Win on Labor Classification

Sharing economy workers’ best shot at suing to rewrite the rules of their employment may soon pass them by. As judges last Thursday considered settlements that will leave Uber Technologies Inc. and Lyft Inc. drivers as independent contractors, two of …

California Public Utilities Commission Oks New Ridesharing Regulations

The California Public Utilities Commission has approved new regulations for ridesharing companies like Uber and Lyft, including where identifying logos should go and stricter vehicle inspections. The San Francisco Examiner reported that the companies will now need to open their …

California Uber and Lyft Car Rental Decision Delayed

The first major product of General Motors Co.’s $500 million investment in Lyft Inc. was a short-term car-rental program. Last month, the companies began leasing Chevrolets in Chicago for up to eight weeks as part of the Express Drive program, …

Mississippi Governor Signs Bill Regulating Ridesharing Services

Mississippi will regulate Uber, Lyft and other ride-hailing services on a statewide basis. Gov. Phil Bryant signed House Bill 1381 Monday, which puts the state Insurance Department in charge of overseeing the services. Cities have traditionally regulated taxi services in …

Ridesharing Bill Makes It Through West Virginia House

West Virginia is a step closer to letting Uber and similar companies offer rides in the state. The bill passed the House of Delegates by a 94-4 margin Monday. It next moves to the Senate. The proposal would apply to …