The North Carolina legislature has given its final OK to putting state regulations upon mobile phone-based ride-sharing services such as Uber, Lyft and Sidecar.
A South Carolina middle school teacher has been accused of kidnapping and sexually assaulting a woman while working as a driver for the popular ridesharing service Uber.
Regulations on smartphone-based ride-sharing service companies in North Carolina are making their way further through the legislature with continued support of the industry's current leader, Uber.
A deal brokered between North Carolina lawmakers and ridesharing services such as Uber and Lyft to place regulations on the app-based companies has passed the Senate and will go to the House.
"Then, all of a sudden, it just started taking over," Ranj said. "People just need work. There is employment there. I give that to Uber. There is employment there."
An agreement setting minimum standards for smartphone-based car services operating in North Carolina has been brokered between the emerging industry and state senators.
Uber, the ride-hailing service provider, has announced they will offer helicopter rides to the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival this weekend.
The Senate has approved a bill allowing Uber to continue operating in South Carolina, keeping alive the measure's chances this year.
The Southport Republican's bill would take the control of the transportation network companies out of the hands of local government and hand it over to the state.
Today many Wilmington cab companies came together as a statement to the city and state demanding regulations for Uber.