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Ridesharing companies prevail over taxis in Sacramento -- again
Ridesharing companies prevail over taxis in Sacramento -- again

The pitched battle in the state Legislature between ridesharing companies and taxicabs is over, at least for now, and the smartphone-enabled services have emerged little worse for wear. The clear winner, though, was the California Public Utilities Commission. At issue was the degree to which the Legislature would overwrite the regulations the PUC had adopted for "transportation network companies" such as Uber, Lyft and Sidecar. One proposal, AB 2293, at one point called for ridesharing drivers to have more than four times as much insurance during idle periods as the PUC had called for -- in fact, more insurance than they would have been required to carry when they had passengers....

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