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A recent article argues six reasons why ridesharing services like Uber need to change to avoid being a damaging force in the future of transportation.

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Ever wonder what it's really like to be an Uber driver? For one, it's not as profitable as you might think.

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Uber, Lyft And Other Ridehailing Apps Could Add $50 Million A Year To State Coffers

Nevada state lawmakers make a deal to regulate Uber and other ridehailing companies. They're now "transportation network companies.

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Bill Would Require $1 Million In Liability Insurance For Each Ride

A new bill filed by Massachusetts governor Baker would force companies like Lyft and Uber to conduct background checks and carry insurance.

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Oklahoma's HB 1614 would allow ridesharing companies to operate in the state, but a new amendment would also allow discrimination of gay customers.

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Lyft and Uber are spending more than $1 million on lobbyists to change the rules and so they can operate in Texas without as many restrictions.

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Special $1,000 Offer Proved Too Popular, It Seems

Lyft is being sued for fraud and breach-of-contract in 16 US cities for allegedly not paying numerous drivers $1,000 bonuses.

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Are you offering ride-sharing services through a network like Uber or Lyft in Virginia? You'll now be able to get a special insurance policy through Geico.

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Up Next: The Glowstache

Car-sharing service Lyft has decided it's time to retire that big pink, fuzzy mustache its cars have worn since its founding in 2012. After working with design firm Ammunition, the company known for its work with Beats by Dre, the new "21st Century update of the taxi light" is a pink plastic banana-sized mustache that sits on the dashboard. It's called a "glowstache."

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December 31 Is The Most Dangerous Night On The Road

Uber and Lyft are using philanthropy to keep intoxicated partiers from climbing behind the wheel this New Year's Eve while drumming up donations for a worthy cause.

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The growing popularity of on-demand taxi services like Uber and Lyft is revolutionizing the way people get around in many cities. Early data is starting to show that in the long term, they could lead to a fundamental change in the whole industry. The first steps of this transformation are already being felt on the streets of New York.

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To Be Sure, The Future Is Unclear

Green transportation issues were not at the top of this year's midterm elections in the US, but the sweeping Republican victories – and probably new Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell – could affect at least some aspects of how we get around without using as many resources as we used to.

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In just a few years, on-demand ride services like Uber and Lyft have gone from practically nonexistent to a major presence in many cities around the world. While this change has caused consternation among governments and traditional taxi drivers, there's no doubt that the apps have had a huge effect on how many people get around. Now, researchers are trying to investigate what effect they might play on traffic congestion, and so far the results are bit cloudy.

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The ongoing war of dominance in the mobile ridesharing industry between rival services Uber and Lyft (identified by its cars' pink mustaches) is showing no signs of stopping. One recent report based on Lyft data accused Uber's contractors of booking and canceling 5,560 rides since October 2013. New information is showing just how far Uber is willing to go to add to its roster of drivers, as well.

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He voted for new rules on insurance, background checks and drug testing

A California Senator who voted in favor of strict new regulations on ride-sharing companies ended up with DUI charges very next day.

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Mobile taxi service Uber has exploded in popularity recently, with major investments from Google and even partnering with the latest Transformers movie, but the meteoric rise has been tempered with controversy. In Europe and Asia, the app has sparked protests and has been legislated against to make it harder to use. The company's business practices are now falling under the microscope again, but this time it isn't coming from the old guard rallying against the upstart; instead competing ride on-

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California Ports Test Electric Trucks; Global CNG, LPG Forecasts

Curious to see how the Formula E car swap goes down? During each hour-long race (or ePrix, as the series calls them), drivers have to make a pit stop to switch cars as the battery runs down. Of course, they want to do it as quickly as possible. It's kind of a tricky dance extricating oneself from the cockpit of one car and slipping into the seat of another facing the opposite direction. See the maneuver in the video below and read more at Jalopnik.

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Taxi Companies Say Upstarts Not Playing Fair

Those not-a-taxi ridesharing services are facing all sorts of difficulties, from union challenges to unfriendly local laws. Of course, they're also enjoyed by thousands of people around the world and have support from other union groups, so you're forgiven if you can't keep straight who's in favor of what on the issue. One thing is certain, though, France might soon be a completely anti-ridesharing country.

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Friday was supposed to be the launch of taxi-rivaling, ride-sharing service Lyft in one of the cab's most iconic cities – New York. But with just a few hours to go before kickoff, Lyft's launch in the Big Apple was put off after due to legal battles with the state and city.

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Perhaps you've seen Nissan's latest commercial, promoting the Sentra. It's a fairly simple little spot, showing the compact's driver blaring Billy Idol's Mony Mony, singing along and encouraging other motorists to join in.

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Rideshare Drivers May Soon Form An Association

It was just two weeks ago that the Teamsters issued a statement supporting European taxi drivers in their protest against those newfangled rideshare drivers who use the Uber app. But in Los Angeles this week, Teamsters stood with Uber drivers. What's going on here?

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