Uber Adds Safety Checklist To App After Drivers Charged With Sex AssaultThe Chicago operators of Uber have added a safety checklist to their hail-a-ride smartphone app in response to high-profile sexual assault accusations against Uber drivers, the Chicago Sun-Times is reporting.
Lawmaker Outlines Ideas For New Ridesharing RulesA Democratic state lawmaker says background checks for drivers and wheelchair accessibility for passengers are among the provisions he wants included in new legislation calling for regulations of the ridesharing industry.
Ride-Sharing Regulations Passed By City Council Committee The Emanuel administration has now outlined regulations that would allow so-called ride-sharing services to legally co-exist with regular Chicago taxicab companies.
Rideshare Companies Seek To Defend Their ReputationRidesharing companies – and their drivers and customers – have urged aldermen to allow the services to continue in Chicago, without severe restrictions sought by the taxi industry.
Rideshare Firms Ask Judge To Toss Cab Companies' LawsuitRidesharing companies competing with cab drivers for fares were fighting back against a federal lawsuit seeking to force the city to regulate the new business the same way as traditional cab companies.
Suit: Uber Driver Fondled, Hit On Woman Who Ordered RideA woman is suing rideshare service Uber, claiming one of its drivers fondled and hit on her and wouldn’t let her out of the vehicle when she ordered a ride earlier this month.