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Lyft Rideshare Service

Lyft Refuses To Stop Operating In New Mexico, Faces Thousands of Dollars in Fines

Lyft says it will defy New Mexico regulators by continuing to operate in Albuquerque, a move that a state official says could result in large fines for the ridesharing service.

05/23/2014

Lyft Rideshare Service

Phil Matier: SF Lawmakers Want Ride-Share Companies To Face Fair Regulations

UberX, Lyft and Side Car are all on notice now that San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors are looking at ways to clamp down on the ride sharing companies.

03/07/2014

Accident Scene in Tenderloin

SF Taxi Association Wants Stricter Rideshare Service Rules After Deadly Accident

San Francisco cab drivers are lobbying state lawmakers to require rival ride-share services to have the same insurance rules that they do.

01/07/2014

Lyft Rideshare Service

California Adopts Ridesharing Service Regulations

Web-based car-sharing companies will have to make sure drivers undergo training and criminal background checks and have commercial liability insurance under rules approved by California regulators.

09/19/2013

Taxis are parked near Union Square, San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Cab Drivers Hold Noisy Rally At San Francisco City Hall To Protest Rideshare

With horns blaring, a long line of taxicabs circled San Francisco City Hall Tuesday afternoon, with cab drivers demanding that the city ban smartphone-enabled rideshare services.

07/30/2013

Commuter traffic moves across the western span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge on July 1, 2013 in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Interest In Rideshare Companies Surges During BART Strike

Rideshare companies are marketing their services with gusto after this week’s BART strike and new signups are in the thousands.

07/03/2013

Rideshare Diamond Lane

Rideshare Services Handle Increased Passenger Load From BART Strike

With BART service shut down, ridesharing services were working to keep up with increased demand Monday.

07/01/2013

Riders pack a San Francisco Bay Ferry, July 1, 2013. (CBS)

Ridership Spikes On Bay Ferries Because Of BART Strike

The San Francisco Bay Ferry saw three times its normal ridership at Jack London Square in Oakland Monday morning because of the BART strike, a ferry spokesman said.

07/01/2013

A BART train at Embarcadero Station in San Francisco. (CBS)

Few Alternatives For Commuters Ahead Of Possible BART Strike

Bay Area Rapid Transit’s unionized employees will meet on Tuesday to vote for a strike authorization that could lead to a walkout within a week. The result, transit officials said, would become a regional transportation emergency that will have commuters looking for alternatives of which there are few.

06/24/2013

The homepage for the Sidecar ride sharing app (Sidecar)

Mobile App Links Drivers With SF People In Need Of A Lift

SideCar plays matchmaker between people who need a lift and community drivers willing to give them a ride. Passengers reward the driver with a voluntary and cashless payment after they reach their destination.

06/26/2012

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