California Regulator Issues Citations And Fines Against Transportation Services Uber, Lyft, And SideCar

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http://techcrunch.com – The California Public Utilities Commission has taken its next step against a new breed of transportation startups in San Francisco, issuing citations and leveling fines against the likes of ride-sharing services Lyft and SideCar, as well as on-demand car and taxi startup Uber. Both SideCar and Lyft have confirmed that they received fines of $20,000 for operating unlicensed charter-party businesses by the CPUC enforcement division. Those companies argue that they don’t fall under the regualtory framework for charter-party carriers, which typically own their own fleet and employ their own (IT news)