The tool allowed Uber to deploy what was essentially a fake version of its app to evade law enforcement agencies that were cracking down on its service.
Local governments and the taxicab industry, which often is regulated locally, have long opposed a statewide regulatory framework for ridesharing companies. But the bill easily moved through the Legislature this year and drew virtually no discussion on the Senate floor Wednesday.
Uber, Lyft and major business groups issued statements praising passage of the bill and urging Scott to sign it.
Hundreds were disqualified for having serious crimes on their record, including violent or sexual offenses, and others for driving-related offenses, such as drunken driving or reckless driving, according to the state Department of Public Utilities.”
The smaller ride-hailing company has secured up to $500 million in a new round of funding that values Lyft at $6.9 billion before the addition of new capital…”
“FlitWays is one of the leading providers of rideshare to corporations. Currently working with organizations including: Xerox, Megabus, TUI Group, P-Airbus, and many more in various stages of the pipeline.
The partnership gives FlitWays access to Lyft’s extensive driver network to supplement their existing coverage.”
“Two years ago it fended off an attempt at regulation from New York City with a massive PR blitz, and it has threatened to leave Maryland if that state insists on toughening up its driver background checks.”
Ride-Sharing Services Now Allowed by One-Half of Corporate Travel Policies across the Globe, According to Latest Survey by the GBTA Foundation and American Express
“The sharing economy trends that have come to define personal travel are now significantly influencing business travel as well… However, nearly one in five travelers are still unsure whether their employer’s policies allow for sharing-economy services…”
“For the second time in two months, evidence pertaining to an alleged sexual assault by an Uber driver in Maryland was captured on videotape.
How did Uber’s background-check process overlook this driver’s pending rape charges?”