City Hall

City Council Legalizes Ridesharing

The city council passes legislation legalizing ridesharing companies like Uber and Lyft, while rejecting a proposal to increase insurance requirements.

07/14/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

Murray Proposes New Taxi/For-Hire/Ridesharing Compromise

Mayor Ed Murray announces a compromise on legislation regulating taxis, ridesharing companies like Uber, and for-hire vehicles.

06/16/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

Afternoon Jolt

Murray Set to Lift Cap on Rideshare Companies

Another big compromise and victory for Mayor Ed Murray.

06/16/2014 By Josh Feit


Won't You Be My Driver?

Rideshare companies began popping up in Seattle in 2012, simultaneously exciting customers and enraging competition. And with new regulations taking effect this summer, Seattle has become one of the first cities to address the controversy head on.

05/01/2014 By Genie Leslie

City Hall

Complaint: Ridesharing Referendum Isn't Revealing Finances

A complainant alleges that the pro-ridesharing referendum campaign isn't disclosing its financial data.

03/31/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

One Question

Sally Clark Responds to Critics of Her Ridesharing Compromise

One question about yesterday's long-awaited ridesharing vote for city council member Sally Clark.

02/28/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

Ridesharing Update

Council's taxi committee will vote on new (and improved?) regulations on ridesharing companies, for-hire cars, and cabs in just under two weeks.

02/17/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

Ground BNB

Relay Rides Is the Airbnb of Car Sharing

The new startup lets you rent wheels from private owners.

02/01/2014 By Josh Feit

City Hall

Council Proposes New Restrictions on Ridesharing Companies

The city's taxi committee proposes new regulations on companies like Uber and Lyft—restrictions that could, the companies say, put them out of business.

01/31/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

The C Is for Crank

Uber and Lyft and Women's Empowerment

The case for disruptive technology—in this case, ridesharing—as a tool for women's empowerment.

01/24/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

Council's Taxi Committee Considers Legislation to Restrict Ridesharing

The city council's taxi committee considered legislation today that would restrict ridesharing companies to 100 cars, and drivers to 16 hours a week.

12/13/2013 By Erica C. Barnett

One Question

One Question For the Taxi, Ride-Share, and For-Hire Industries

THIS POST HAS BEEN UPDATED WITH COMMENTS FROM LYFT.Is compromise possible in the car service debate?

09/05/2013 By Shirley Qiu