A Maryland lawmaker says the Legislature and not the state Public Service Commission should come up with policies to regulate Web-based ride-sharing services like Uber, after the PSC ruled this week that such companies should be treated the same way that tax-cab companies are.
New regulations could drive Uber out of Maryland. The popular car service is battling back, appealing the new rules. But state officials say there needs to be more oversight.
The Maryland body that oversees transit ruled that a popular web-based ride sharing service is subject to state regulation.
The city of Annapolis wants ridesharing company Uber to stop operating in Maryland’s capital until it registers as a cab service.
Maryland’s Public Service Commission on Thursday ordered a company that links people seeking rides with freelance drivers to apply to operate as a for-hire carrier.
The D.C. Taxicab Commission says it’s illegal for the popular taxi and sedan service Uber to charge an automatic 20 percent tip on rides booked through its app or website.