California Regulator Proposes New Ride-Sharing Rules In A Victory For Uber, Lyft And SideCar

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http://techcrunch.com – The California Public Utilities Commission issued its proposed framework for the regulation of ride-sharing services today, granting a huge victory for companies like Uber, Lyft and SideCar. The proposal follows months of discussions between the regulator and the startups, which seek to connect passengers with drivers who haven’t been licensed for commercial driving. The PUC is calling those operators Transportation Network Companies (TNC) and has built a new regulatory framework for them. The key portions of the proposal revolve around public safety and ensuring that drivers have had ba (IT news)