Taxis v. Uber: A Regulatory Update

Are rideshare companies like Uber here to stay? The answer likely hinges on a series of legal battles taking place nationwide.
March 1, 2014, 7am PST | Anna Bergren Miller | @abergrenmiller
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Uber, Lyft, and Sidecar are under attack from highly regulated taxi and cab companies. The friction has left cities and states struggling to find a balance between demand for rideshare services and the interests of the taxi industry, writes Amber Cortes.

The rideshare question is currently on the docket in Arizona and Colorado, where pending bills outline what kind of regulation Uber and like companies would (and wouldn’t) face. On a municipal level, Pittsburgh, Atlanta, Houston, and Seattle are all considering how to incorporate ridesharing into local transportation codes.

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Published on Thursday, February 27, 2014 in Grist
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