Calif. Becomes 1st State To Set Rules For Ridesharing Cos.

Law360, San Diego (September 20, 2013, 9:52 PM EDT) -- The California Public Utilities Commission on Thursday adopted rules directing Web-based ridesharing service providers to obtain a $1 million per-incident insurance policy and create a driver training program, a move that makes California the first state to regulate the industry that links up passengers with drivers who use personal cars.

The CPUC determined that companies like Lyft, Sidecar and UberX are charter party passenger carriers that are subject to the agency’s jurisdiction. It required the companies to apply within 60 days for a state license from...
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