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Massachusetts Approves Initial Regulations for Transportation Network Companies

Transportation network companies like Uber and Lyft took a major step toward legal recognition in Massachusetts.
January 6, 2015, 8am PST | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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According to Nicole Duncga, "[Massachusetts] state transportation officials released new regulations on Friday governing the services, inflaming taxi operators who say the new companies are being given license to unfairly compete."

"The new rules — which require drivers to show proof of insurance and undergo background checks, among other things — are a first step in a 'robust process' that will ultimately yield additional regulations for the popular services," according to sources from the state Department of Transportation cited in the article.

The new rules, which Duncga further details in the article, will place authority over transportation network companies under the purview of the state's Department of Public Utilities. 

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Published on Saturday, January 3, 2015 in The Boston Globe
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