Tag Archives: Car Sharing Services

The Future (My Guesstimate) Hybrid “Uber-Lyft” Auto Insurance Policy

By Greg Johnson. I’ve recently posted a few articles about transportation network companies (TNCs) and the inroads they are making into the traditional taxi-cab business across the country. (See article one and two).  Tech savvy companies such as Uber, Lyft … Continue reading

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Uber, Lyft and TNC’s win (Again) in California: New Insurance Requirements Approved

In late August, the California Assembly voted 70-0 to pass AB2293, an Act specifying insurance requirements for transportation network companies (TNC) like Uber, Lyft and Sidecar.  I recently posted an article about the TNC’s victory in Minneapolis (“Uber, Lyft and … Continue reading

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Uber, Lyft and other Transportation Network Companies Hitting the Streets in Minneapolis (and further Eroding the Traditional Taxicab Business Model)

A major battle is taking place across the country involving who can — and who cannot – legally give customers a “taxicab” ride. The dispute pits traditional taxicab companies and new, tech savvy companies such as Uber and Lyft that … Continue reading

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The Graves Amendment: Does it Shield Membership-Based Car Sharing Services from Vicarious Liability?

By Greg Johnson. Does the Graves Amendment apply to membership-based car-sharing companies like Zipcar? In a previous post, I provided an overview of the Transportation Equity Act of 2005 (49 USC § 30106) (a/k/a “Graves Amendment”), a federal law which … Continue reading

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