New Mexico AG: Uber, Lyft drivers need drug testing

  

New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas says drivers of ride-booking services Lyft and Uber in the state should face drug testing requirements like taxi drivers. Balderas sent state regulators a letter Wednesday and asked them to strengthen public safety standards around ride-booking services. Last week, the state’s Public Regulation Commission voted 4-1 on new regulations
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Two portraits of Uber drawn in Alabama House committee

  

Two portraits of Uber were drawn at an Alabama House committee meeting Wednesday evening. One was of an innovative firm that gave retirees and people in money troubles an income and something to do. “When I was in Auburn, everybody loved Uber, especially the girls,” said Harry “Pete” Poole, a Montgomery resident who drove a
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Why Uber Is Suing The City Of Houston

  

Uber is once again suing to keep its secrets. The ride-hailing service filed suit in Houston last week to block the release of public records that would reveal how many drivers it has licensed in the city, who they are and how the company operates in Texas, according to a court documents obtained by The
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Uber rallies against pending N.J. regulations

  

Uber Technologies Inc. held a rally in Secaucus on Monday to protest pending legislation that company officials say, if passed as is, would spell the end of the popular UberX ride-sharing service in New Jersey. The measure, known as Assembly Bill 3765, would require Uber drivers, who have been operating in New Jersey unregulated for
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Uber driver allegedly assaults and robs passengers

  

An Uber driver who offered to take a passenger in San Francisco to a place where he could obtain narcotics and prostitutes allegedly chased down and violently robbed the passenger after he refused early Saturday morning, a police spokesman said. The 30-year-old victim told police he was in the city’s Marina District at a bar
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Two women inappropriately touched by Uber drivers near campus

  

Madison police are investigating two reports of Uber drivers inappropriately touching Madison women this weekend. According to a Madison Police Department incident report, a 23-year-old woman was picked up by an Uber cab at about 2:30 a.m. Saturday near Langdon Street and Wisconsin Avenue. The driver asked the woman to sit in the front seat,
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In First Year, Uber Snaring Fares In Connecticut

  

After rolling into Connecticut a year ago, Uber has followed pretty much the same route it did in California, Washington and other states: Fast growth and a healthy dose of controversy. Uber’s drivers have built a substantial ridership in Fairfield, Hartford and New Haven counties, largely among business people and young adults who use a
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Uber drivers may have to contend with new Florida laws

  

Uber legal changes are in store for Uber drivers — but the state of Florida can’t agree on what they will be. The Florida House and Senate each passed different versions of a bill that could affect everything from the kind of insurance Uber drivers must carry to what kind of background checks they must
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Uber, Lyft refuse to require driver fingerprints

  

Popular ride-hailing firms like Uber and Lyft are fighting lawsuits in Georgia and elsewhere from cab drivers, taxi and limousine companies claiming the techno upstarts are siphoning off passengers and profits by skirting regulations that ensure consumer safety. The 2015 Georgia Legislature recently passed bills aimed at protecting passengers and requiring insurance coverage, which are
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Uber to kick off N.J. tour opposing legislation to regulate it

  

Uber, the electronic ride sharing service that’s drawn the ire of the state’s taxi industry, on Monday will launch a statewide tour to lobby against legislation advancing in the state Assembly. The company’s tour kicks off at noon at Laurel Hill Park in Secaucus, which is the hometown of Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto (D-Hudson) and
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