Friday, December 21, 2012

After Fining Them, California Regulator Decides To Evaluate Ride-Sharing Services Like Lyft And SideCar

Why is something like this regulated in the first place?  People using their own private cars is their own business, right?
The CPUC, which regulates charter-party carriers in California, will be taking a look at services that “utilize the Internet, social media, and location services” as a way to connect drivers and riders. The regulator named ride-sharing services Lyft and SideCar, as well as Uber, as the types of services that it would evaluate in determining some balance between public safety and innovation.

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