Uber, Lyft No-Show Sparks House Panel Talk Of New Regs

By Linda Chiem (October 16, 2019, 10:10 PM EDT) -- Uber and Lyft defended their safety records after lawmakers lashed out at the ride-hailing giants for skipping a Wednesday hearing before a House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee panel and threatened to pursue new legislation or stricter federal oversight of ride-hailing services.

The companies caught heat for declining to appear at a House Subcommittee on Highways and Transit hearing examining the state of so-called transportation network companies and the broader ride-hailing industry. In response to criticism about their safety record and driver screening and pay policies, Uber Technologies Inc. and Lyft Inc. issued statements on Wednesday maintaining that they've long been committed...

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