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New bill could legalize paid carpooling
New bill could legalize paid carpooling

Carpooling is one of the most popular services transport network companies like Uber, Lyft and Sidecar offer, but it faces a problem. Under California law, paid carpooling is prohibited. Assemblyman Phil Ting (D-San Francisco) is hoping to change that. Introducing AB 1360 on Monday, Ting said the bill would change a Californian law written in 1961 that doesn’t allow passengers in a commercial ride to each be charged separately for sharing the ride. “We have long encouraged public transit and carpooling to reduce traffic and air pollution,” Ting said. “We cannot extend this mindset to ride-sharing without changing a 50-year-old law predating the Internet.” ...

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