ridesharing

Rideshare Services
8:16 pm
Mon July 14, 2014

Seattle City Council OKs Mayor-Brokered Deal To Lift Caps On Rideshare Services

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Rideshare services like Uber and Lyft will no longer operate in a state of legal limbo in Seattle. The Seattle City Council on Monday passed a bill, allowing the app-based companies to operate without a driver cap.

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray brought forth the controversial regulation plan last month after meeting with taxi, for-hire and rideshare companies. But some council members say the regulation overlooks an important insurance gap. And taxi companies says there’s not enough room in the market for all these players. 

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Transportation
5:00 am
Mon November 26, 2012

San Fran’s popular Sidecar is the latest ridesharing app for Seattle

Online apps that track riders' whereabouts make this scene safer. Sidecar is the latest such service in Seattle.
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Did you get stuck in traffic during the Thanksgiving weekend? Or: worry about your kids getting dicey rides home from holiday parties?

Those are two reasons you might be interested in a relatively new,
alternative form of transportation: ridesharing.

It's really just a new spin on hitchhiking. Only, when you add in cell phones with an app to download, it’s quicker and more convenient to find the right ride.

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