CPUC Judge Recommends $7.3M Fine for Uber Subsidiary for Failing to Report Required Information

CPUC Judge Recommends $7.3M Fine for Uber Subsidiary for Failing to Report Required Information

A California Public Utilities Commission administrative law judge in San Francisco today recommended a $7.3 million fine for an Uber subsidiary for failing to report…

Family of Six Year Old Girl Killed by Uber Driver Settles Lawsuit

Family of Six Year Old Girl Killed by Uber Driver Settles Lawsuit

The family of a 6-year-old girl who was struck and killed by an Uber driver in 2013 settled a lawsuit against the ride-for-hire company Monday,…

State Labor Commission Says A Former Uber Driver Was An Employee, Entitled to Expense Reimbursement

State Labor Commission Says A Former Uber Driver Was An Employee, Entitled to Expense Reimbursement

The California Labor Commission has ruled that a former Uber Technologies Inc. driver was an employee, not an independent contractor, and is entitled to reimbursement…

SFMTA Approves Plan to Ban Turns on Market Street Despite Uber Opposition

SFMTA Approves Plan to Ban Turns on Market Street Despite Uber Opposition

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency board today unanimously approved a plan to prohibit private vehicles from turning on to a busy section of Market…

Entrepreneur Claims Uber Founders and Investors Stole His Idea

Entrepreneur Claims Uber Founders and Investors Stole His Idea

A California entrepreneur sued Uber Technologies Inc., its founders and several investors in San Francisco Superior Court today, claiming they stole his idea and plans…

Uber Driver Who Allegedly Robbed Passenger Remains at Large

Uber Driver Who Allegedly Robbed Passenger Remains at Large

An Uber driver who offered to take a passenger in San Francisco to a place where he could obtain narcotics and prostitutes allegedly chased down…

Uber Driver Suspected of Intentionally Striking Bicyclist Surrenders Drivers License

Uber Driver Suspected of Intentionally Striking Bicyclist Surrenders Drivers License

An Uber driver who was arrested Sunday for allegedly running down a bicyclist with his car in San Francisco’s Fisherman Wharf area handed over his…

Uber Driver Who Allegedly Struck Bicyclist on Purpose Bailed Out of Jail

Uber Driver Who Allegedly Struck Bicyclist on Purpose Bailed Out of Jail

An Uber driver who was arrested Sunday after striking a bicyclist with his car allegedly on purpose in San Francisco’s Fisherman Wharf area has been…

Uber Driver Arrested for Allegedly Hitting Bicyclist on Purpose

Uber Driver Arrested for Allegedly Hitting Bicyclist on Purpose

A bicyclist suffered a punctured lung, broken ribs and a broken collarbone when an Uber driver allegedly struck him on purpose with his car on…

Suspects Carjack Uber Driver, Flee After Crashing Into Parked Vehicle

Suspects Carjack Uber Driver, Flee After Crashing Into Parked Vehicle

Police are investigating the carjacking of an Uber driver’s vehicle that ended in a hit-and-run collision in San Francisco’s Inner Richmond District early Wednesday morning….

19 Taxi Companies Sue Uber in Federal Court for Alleged False Advertising

19 Taxi Companies Sue Uber in Federal Court for Alleged False Advertising

Nineteen taxi companies sued Uber Technologies Inc. in federal court in San Francisco today, accusing the transportation network company of false advertising when it claims…

SFO Implementing New Technology to Track Ride-Sharing Traffic

SFO Implementing New Technology to Track Ride-Sharing Traffic

San Francisco International Airport, in collaboration with the American Association of Airport Executives, has announced the development and licensing of a GPS based system to…

Taxi Strikes Saloon After Colliding with Uber in Mission Dolores

Taxi Strikes Saloon After Colliding with Uber in Mission Dolores

A taxicab struck a neighborhood saloon after colliding with an Uber vehicle in San Francisco’s Mission Dolores neighborhood this morning, a fire spokeswoman said. The…

Jury Acquits Homeless Man Who Claims He Smashed Uber Driver’s Windshield in Self-Defense

Jury Acquits Homeless Man Who Claims He Smashed Uber Driver’s Windshield in Self-Defense

A jury acquitted a homeless man who claims he was acting in self-defense when he smashed the windshield of an Uber driver’s car with his…

Taxi Workers Alliance Urge Supes to Hold Uber, Lyft, Others to Same High Standards

Taxi Workers Alliance Urge Supes to Hold Uber, Lyft, Others to Same High Standards

A group of taxi drivers and their supporters gathered outside San Francisco City Hall this afternoon to urge the San Francisco Board of Supervisors to…

Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against Uber Over ‘Safe Riders Fee’

Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against Uber Over ‘Safe Riders Fee’

A class action lawsuit was filed this week against Uber over the transportation network company’s $1 “Safe Rides Fee” for UberX rides. The lawsuit, filed…

Uber Driver Who Fatally Struck Six Year Old Appears in Court

Uber Driver Who Fatally Struck Six Year Old Appears in Court

A former Uber driver who fatally struck a 6-year-old girl in San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood on New Year’s Eve made his initial court appearance today…

Consumer Protection Complaint Filed Against Uber, Settlement Reached With Lyft

Consumer Protection Complaint Filed Against Uber, Settlement Reached With Lyft

Today, the San Francisco and Los Angeles County district attorneys filed a settlement with the transportation network company Lyft over a civil consumer protection action…

Uber Driver Charged With Vehicular Manslaughter

Uber Driver Charged With Vehicular Manslaughter

An Uber driver accused of striking and killing a 6-year-old girl while driving in San Francisco on New Year’s Eve has been charged with misdemeanor…

Passenger Attacks Uber Driver During Richmond District Ride

Passenger Attacks Uber Driver During Richmond District Ride

An Uber driver suffered facial injuries when a passenger assaulted him as he drove through San Francisco early Sunday morning, police said today. Police said…

Cab Drivers Clog Up SFO Traffic To Protest Agreement Allowing Uber, Lyft, Sidecar To Work There Too

Cab Drivers Clog Up SFO Traffic To Protest Agreement Allowing Uber, Lyft, Sidecar To Work There Too

Angry over the recent decision to allow transportation network companies like Uber, Lyft and Sidecar to operate at San Francisco International Airport, a taxi driver’s…

Uber, Lyft Get Permits to Operate at SFO

Uber, Lyft Get Permits to Operate at SFO

UberX and Lyft will be allowed to operate at San Francisco International Airport in the next 30 days, SFO officials announced today. “We are committed…

Sidecar Receives Permit for SFO, Talks with Lyft, Uber Continue

Sidecar Receives Permit for SFO, Talks with Lyft, Uber Continue

Sidecar will be the first transportation network company allowed to operate legally at a California airport when it begins operations at San Francisco International Airport…

Passenger Hit With Hammer by Uber Driver Speaks out About Recovery

Passenger Hit With Hammer by Uber Driver Speaks out About Recovery

A passenger who was attacked with a hammer allegedly by his Uber driver in San Francisco last month spoke publicly today about the potentially permanent…

Uber Driver Suspected of Attacking Passenger Raises Concerns Over Ride-Sharing Safety

Uber Driver Suspected of Attacking Passenger Raises Concerns Over Ride-Sharing Safety

San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon expressed concerns about the safety of transportation network companies this afternoon following the arraignment of a 26-year-old Uber driver…

SF DA Expresses Concerns Over Safety of Carpooling Apps

SF DA Expresses Concerns Over Safety of Carpooling Apps

The San Francisco District Attorney’s Office has sent letters to transportation network companies Lyft, Uber and Sidecar threatening legal action, officials said today. Among other…

New Insurance Standards Signed Into Law for Uber, Lyft

New Insurance Standards Signed Into Law for Uber, Lyft

Legislation signed by Gov. Jerry Brown today will set new insurance standards for transportation networking companies like Uber and Lyft based on a compromise reached…

Blind Advocacy Group, Author, Sue Uber Over Alleged Discrimination

Blind Advocacy Group, Author, Sue Uber Over Alleged Discrimination

A blind author and the National Federation of the Blind sued ridesharing company Uber in federal court in San Francisco today, alleging that it discriminates…

Uber Dumps Driver Who Suffered Seizure, Struck Pedestrian

Uber Dumps Driver Who Suffered Seizure, Struck Pedestrian

4:46 PM: Uber officials said today that one of their drivers who suffered a seizure and struck a pedestrian in San Francisco’s Polk Gulch neighborhood…

Uber And Lyft Could Get Shut Down For Taking You To The Airport

Uber And Lyft Could Get Shut Down For Taking You To The Airport

State regulators are warning “ridesharing” companies such as Uber and Lyft that they could be shut down if drivers continue to operate at airports without…

Uber Announces New Insurance Policy For Drivers Without Insurance

Uber Announces New Insurance Policy For Drivers Without Insurance

The San Francisco-based ridesharing company Uber announced a new insurance policy today to address concerns over liability for accidents involving its drivers who are working…

California PUC President “Will keep a close eye” On Coalition Examining Insurance Issues For Ridesharing Companies

California PUC President “Will keep a close eye” On Coalition Examining Insurance Issues For Ridesharing Companies

The California Public Utilities Commission today welcomed the creation of an umbrella group to look at insurance issues for online rideshare services, but noted it…

“The first time Uber is going to be challenged”: Suit Over Little Girl’s Death Could Change Face Of Ridesharing

“The first time Uber is going to be challenged”: Suit Over Little Girl’s Death Could Change Face Of Ridesharing

A wrongful death lawsuit was filed today against the transportation network company Uber on behalf of the family of a 6-year-old girl struck and killed…

Family Of Girl Killed By Driver Sues Uber, Blames App For Distraction That Caused Fatal Collision

Family Of Girl Killed By Driver Sues Uber, Blames App For Distraction That Caused Fatal Collision

The family of a 6-year-old girl who was struck and killed by a car in San Francisco on New Year’s Eve filed a wrongful-death lawsuit…

Uber Admits That Driver Arrested For Killing 6-Year-Old Worked For Them

Uber Admits That Driver Arrested For Killing 6-Year-Old Worked For Them

A driver with the San Francisco transportation company Uber was arrested on suspicion of vehicular manslaughter for striking and killing a 6-year-old girl in the…

From Free Rides To “Surge Pricing,” Bay Area NYE Revelers Have Plenty Of Transit Options

From Free Rides To “Surge Pricing,” Bay Area NYE Revelers Have Plenty Of Transit Options

New Year’s Eve revelers in the Bay Area will have plenty of public transit options while ushering in the start of a new year tonight….

Lyft, UberX, Sidecar Go Legit: Ridesharing Companies Legalized, With New Rules

Lyft, UberX, Sidecar Go Legit: Ridesharing Companies Legalized, With New Rules

The California Public Utilities Commission today unanimously approved implementing regulations for online-enabled rideshare services—making California the first state to legalize transportation options such as Lyft…

CA Regulatory Officials Lay Out Proposed New Rules For Ridesharing Companies

CA Regulatory Officials Lay Out Proposed New Rules For Ridesharing Companies

The California Public Utilities Commission has weighed in on how to regulate smartphone-enabled rideshare services with a proposed decision released this afternoon. The proposal aims…

Honking Cab Drivers Demand San Francisco Ban On Ridesharing Services

Honking Cab Drivers Demand San Francisco Ban On Ridesharing Services

With horns blaring, a long line of taxicabs circled San Francisco City Hall this afternoon, with cab drivers demanding that the city ban smartphone-enabled rideshare…

SFO Officials Citing And Arresting Ridesharing Drivers

SFO Officials Citing And Arresting Ridesharing Drivers

In the past month, San Francisco International Airport officials have been citing and arresting drivers from mobile-app enabled rideshare companies that pick up and drop…