Earth & Conservation

Are Rideshare Services like Uber Legal?

When one thinks of city travel, taxis and new ride-sharing apps like Uber and Lyft often come to mind. We use them to get just about anywhere in the city. But are these rideshare businesses even legal? And how have they affected the long dominant taxi services?

Learn More:
Lyft, Uber Red Lighted in Pittsburgh Following Court Order
http://panampost.com/panam-staff/2014/07/07/lyft-uber-red-lighted-in-pittsburgh-following-court-order/
Pennsylvania Utility Commission Claims Ride-Sharing a Threat to Public Safety WHY THE INSURANCE INDUSTRY IS TAKING AIM AT UBER AND LYFT
http://www.fastcompany.com/3032165/most-innovative-companies/why-the-insurance-industry-is-taking-aim-at-uber-and-lyft
RIDE-SHARING COMPANIES ARE FACING INCREASED REGULATION--WHICH COULD MEAN HIGHER FARES FOR THEIR CUSTOMERS.

Uber Gets a Green Light to Operate in London
http://www.slate.com/blogs/moneybox/2014/07/03/uber_london_transport_regulator_gives_car_service_the_green_light.html
Traffic snarled streets from London to Paris as thousands of taxi drivers gathered to protest ride-sharing service Uber.