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Insurance Rules for Ride Services Like Lyft and UberX May Get Tougher

April 23, 2014 | 12:48 pm

Insurance Rules for Ride Services Like Lyft and UberX May Get Tougher

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CPUC is considering extending the time period during a driver’s shift for which coverage must be valid.

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Lyft, UberX Receive 3-Year Licenses to Operate in California

April 15, 2014 | 1:22 pm

Lyft, UberX Receive 3-Year Licenses to Operate in California

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The companies had been operating conditionally while their applications were being reviewed by the CPUC.

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UberX, Lyft Expand Driver Insurance

March 14, 2014 | 8:51 am

UberX, Lyft Expand Driver Insurance

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The ride-service companies attempt to close a well-publicized “insurance gap.”

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UberX and Lyft Disability Access Plans Not Wowing Advocates

February 17, 2014 | 2:06 pm

UberX and Lyft Disability Access Plans Not Wowing Advocates

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The TNCs’ plans for providing wheelchair access are short on details.

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Uber Sued Over Death of 6-Year-Old Girl in San Francisco

January 27, 2014 | 8:41 am

Uber Sued Over Death of 6-Year-Old Girl in San Francisco

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Suit challenges company’s suggestion that it’s not liable because driver was not on an Uber call.

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How Many Ride-Share Drivers Are Hiding Status From Insurers?

January 21, 2014 | 9:15 am

How Many Ride-Share Drivers Are Hiding Status From Insurers?

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Questions about coverage get new attention after a series of accidents involving ride-service drivers.

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Taxi Drivers Want San Francisco to Crack Down on ‘Ride Share’ Insurance

January 8, 2014 | 3:17 pm

Taxi Drivers Want San Francisco to Crack Down on ‘Ride Share’ Insurance

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After New Year’s Eve fatality involving a ‘ride share’ driver, taxi operators want city to take action.

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Tip or Bribe? Taxi Drivers Say Illegal Payments to Dispatchers Are Routine

December 19, 2013 | 10:00 am

Tip or Bribe? Taxi Drivers Say Illegal Payments to Dispatchers Are Routine

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Unofficial tips get drivers better cabs and better fares, but cut into an already precarious livelihood.

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Will ‘Ride Sharing’ Kill San Francisco’s Taxi Industry?

November 7, 2013 | 8:00 am

Will ‘Ride Sharing’ Kill San Francisco’s Taxi Industry?

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Tensions run high as drivers from the networked ride services compete with taxis for riders in the city.

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