San Francisco rideshare companies Uber and Lyft have been asked by an administrative law judge to produce sealed copies of both their umbrella and excess liability insurance policies, along with proof that they are providing workers’ compensation for employees. Read More
If the proliferation of ridesharing companies in The City is any indication, San Francisco needs to significantly increase its fleet of taxicabs to meet current demand levels.
With about 1,620 taxis currently in operation, San Francisco would be better served with an additional 680, to be phased in over the next several years, according to a long-awaited independent study released this week.
Local ridesharing companies are again being hit with cease-and-desist orders, this time from San Francisco International Airport. Read More
Taxi passengers could soon hail every available driver in San Francisco and track their exact whereabouts as part of a new technology push to put the taxi industry on equal footing with fast-growing transportation alternatives. Read More
One day after state regulators lifted a ban against the ride-sharing company Lyft, a similar courtesy was extended to another local operator.
Uber, the oldest ride-sharing company in San Francisco, had been issued a cease-and-desist order from the California Public Utilities Commission in October, although the business continued to operate. Read More
Vehicles sporting pink mustaches could proliferate on the streets of San Francisco in coming months after a cease-and-desist order against a popular ride-sharing company was lifted. Read More
State authorities will begin a formal investigation into how to regulate ride-sharing companies such as Lyft, Sidecar and Uber — an inquiry that could eventually legitimize the controversial businesses. Read More
The recent class-action lawsuit and $20,000 in fines levied by the California Public Utilities Commission on Uber and other popular ride-sharing services was, in my opinion, the wrong course of action to address one of the most innovative and popular consumer services that has begun to prosper in our city. Read More
A class-action lawsuit has been filed against Uber demanding that the transportation service company stop operating and pay taxi drivers damages for lost wages.
Filed on behalf of cabdrivers Leonid Goncharov and Mohammed Eddine, the suit claims Uber creates unfair business competition by operating without regulation from state and local authorities. Read More
Cabdrivers and their long-suffering passengers might have new means to connect with each other, but taxi companies are not thrilled with the situation and local authorities are still trying to determine its legality. Read More