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Lyft existing user discount-Uber starts carpooling in Denver, offers discount for first 2 weeks UberPool lets customers share a car ride with a stranger. Carpooling via Uber has launched in Denver, just three

Uber starts carpooling in Denver, offers discount for first 2 weeks

UberPool lets customers share a car ride with a stranger. Carpooling via Uber has launched in Denver, just three weeks after rival Lyft launched its similar Lyft Line service here. Dubbed UberPOOL, the new ride-sharing service feature matches up people in similar locations who are traveling to similar destinations.

UberPOOL only available in downtown Denver. But the company says future expansion is “likely.” The company launched POOL elsewhere in August 2014 and says that 100,000 people around the globe use the service each week. To kick it off in Denver, the company will charge $5 per trip for the first two weeks. After that, the cost should still be cheaper than regular Uber service, even if no one joins your POOL trip — apparently a change in its earlier rollout that only offered a discount if the ride was actually shared. How to? Head to the Uber app and select “Share Your Car” and tap “Request POOL.” Uber promises that stopping for an extra passenger never takes you “more than a few minutes out of your way,” according to the company.
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Lyft expands carpool r >

Lyft Line expands to Denver in April 2016. Noted: Ride-sharing service Lyft announced Tuesday that it will expand its carpool-like service in Denver. The service is called Lyft Line and targets people living in the same area who need to get to a similar destination. They share a vehicle and pay a portion of the usual Lyft cost. Lyft said Denver is among its fastest growing markets. The other new cities include Seattle; Philadelphia; San Diego; San Jose, Calif., and Newark, N.J. Service begins in those cities between April 11 and April 15. Lyft Line is not Lyft Carpool. The latter, which was announced last week, targets drivers who want to make $10 to drive a passenger to a similar destination. “The Lyft Carpool drivers are commuters themselves, and will only give rides through the Lyft Carpool product,” said a Lyft spokesperson. Lyft Line uses regular Lyft drivers. Lyft Line already offers service in Atlanta; Austin, Texas; Boston; Chicago; Los Angeles; Miami; New York; San Francisco, and Washington, D.C.
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Where are Uber drivers? The rules will regulate rider safety and driver qualifications for ridesharing services in the state. “While this is not the final decision, we are encouraged by last week’s recommendation, which follows the intent of the rideshare law passed last year. We look forward to continuing to serve Coloradans for years to come,” said Will McCollum, general manager of Uber Colorado. Read more…

Hickenlooper signs Uber and Lyft r >

A customer gets into a Lyft car on January 21, 2014 in San Francisco. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) Gov. John Hickenlooper on Thursday signed into law a bill that officially authorizes ride-sharing services, making Colorado the first state to legislatively embrace disruptive transportation offerings from tech upstarts such as Uber Technologies and Lyft. In signing the much-debated Senate Bill 125, Hickenlooper called for Colorado regulators to review existing rules placed on taxis and limos, questioning whether they’re still appropriate or necessary with the advent of ride-sharing services. Throughout the legislative process, taxi officials had argued that Lyft and Uber have unfair advantages because they don’t face similar regulations, such as rate, coverage area and insurance requirements. Read more…
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PUC lowers insurance requirements on taxis a day after UberX/Lyft bill clears

Cab drivers are looking for customers by Denver Sheraton. (Photo By Hyoung Chang/The Denver Post) During their fight to continue to serve the Denver transportation market, UberX and Lyft officials have claimed that Colorado regulators are more focused on protecting the interests of incumbent taxi companies than embracing competition. The latest move by the Colorado Public Utilities Commission would seemingly support that allegation. On Wednesday, a day after lawmakers sent to Gov. Hickenloper a bill that officially authorizes UberX and Lyft’s ride-sharing services, the PUC granted an emergency request from taxi companies to lower their minimum insurance-coverage requirement from $1.5 million to $500,000. The decision raises questions because PUC Director Doug Dean was adamant early on in the legislative process that Colorado mandate that Lyft and UberX carry $1.5 million in liability coverage – the same amount placed on taxi companies. The final version of Senate Bill 125 sets the requirement on so-called transportation network companies, or TNCs, at $1 million. Read more…

UberX annouces new coverage to cover “insurance gap” for r >

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick, right, at a Google DC event. (Screen grab) UberX wants to close the so-called insurance gap, a major issue in the ongoing debate over whether Colorado and other states should authorize ride-sharing services. The ride-sharing startup announced Friday that it will cover accidents involving UberX drivers during the period when they’re logged into the company’s app but are not providing transportation – if their personal policies don’t already provide that coverage. “In a vast majority of the cases, it’s very clear that the personal insurance policies that (drivers) have cover that activity, but in certain cases and certain situations, it’s not as clear and there’s ambiguity there,” Uber CEO Travis Kalanick said in an interview. “What we’re rolling out today is basically coverage for all the drivers that we work with … coverage of that insurance gap.” Read more…

UberX expert rebuts claim that Colorado r >

Lyft drivers mark their cars with a pink mustache. (handout) Colorado Public Utilities Commission Director Doug Dean, a former state insurance commissioner, dropped a bombshell a week ago in the debate over whether Colorado should authorize and regulate ride-sharing companies such as Lyft and UberX. Dean claimed during a Senate committee hearing that auto premiums would increase for all Colorado policyholders if insurers are forced to cover Lyft and UberX drivers while they’re logged into the companies’ e-hailing systems even if they don’t purchase commercial coverage, as Senate Bill 125 proposes. Dean and Colorado Insurance Commissioner Marguerite Salazar reiterated that belief in a memo to state lawmakers, including bill sponsors Sen. Ted Harvey, R-Highlands Ranch; Sen. Cheri Jahn, D-Wheat Ridge; Rep. Dan Pabon, D-Denver; and Rep. Libby Szabo, R-Arvada. Proper insurance coverage for passengers and Lyft and UberX drivers, who use their personal cars, has also dominated the conversation in other states where the companies operate. But the impact of ride-sharing services on insurance rates for the general public has garnered little, if any, attention outside of Colorado. Read more…


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