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.
San Francisco International Airport officials have been citing and arresting drivers from mobile-app enabled rideshare companies that pick up and drop off passengers.
Rideshare companies are marketing their services with gusto after this week’s BART strike and new signups are in the thousands.
With BART service shut down, ridesharing services were working to keep up with increased demand Monday.
Demand for H-1B visas for highly-skilled workers is so high this year that the government announced Friday it will be issuing the visas by lottery.
San Francisco International Airport has sent cease and desist letters to ride-sharing companies including Lyft and Uber with the concern over unregulated community drivers conducting business.
The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency Board of Directors voted Tuesday to build a mobile phone application to connect passengers to taxis throughout the city.
Fed up with traditional taxis, more city dwellers are tapping their smartphones to hitch rides across town using mobile apps that allow connect riders and drivers.
The California Public Utilities Commission announced that it has agreed to suspend a cease-and-desist order against two San Francisco-based companies that use smartphone technology to connect drivers to passengers.
A San Francisco taxi meets tech service, Uber, has been approved in New York, but faces some legal troubles closer to home.