Ridesharing companies must have permits to operate at airports: Eva Cheong

It is important that ridesharing companies like Lyft, SideCar, Summons and UberX have permits to operate at airports, San Francisco International Airport's associate deputy director Eva Cheong said during Tuesday's hearing.

The ridesharing companies allow passengers to arrange paid rides... read more

Senate committee approves ridesharing legislation

A committee of the California Senate on Tuesday approved bills that would make it more complicated as well as expensive for ridesharing companies to operate in the Golden State.

Companies like Lyft and UberX, which allow passengers to summon paid rides using apps on their mobile devices... read more

Lawmakers approve budget to fund bullet train, preschool slots

California lawmakers on Sunday approved a $156.4 billion budget, including funding for the state's controversial high-speed rail/bullet train project and preschool education for children of low-income families, for the next fiscal.

Following the California Assembly's approval, the state... read more

Feud between CPUC &car app firms over airport rides all set to escalate

The feud between the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) and car app companies is all set to escalate as the Commission has asked car app companies like Uber, Lyft and Sidecar to stop taking passengers to and from any airport in the state.

The Commission gave just two weeks to... read more

California must put more safety measures in place to prevent train oil spills: report

Given the surge in crude oil shipments, California needs to ensure more safety inspections and better emergency response capabilities, according to a just released state government report.

The report by California's Interagency Rail Safety Working Group also stresses that the Golden State... read more

House votes against high speed rail

Daring a presidential veto, California House Republicans on Tuesday approved an amendment that aims to block any money from the $52 billion bill for the state's high-speed rail program.

The amendment by Representative Jeff Denham (R-Calif.) to Fiscal 2015 transportation funding bill will... read more


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