This Headline Grabbed My Attention This Evening . . .
As I hope to be offering Uber, Lyft, and SideCar services in the immediate future, I found the subject story interesting. This information is important for my services offered as I live in the East Bay, a prime location to offer “carpooling” services to San Francisco and/or San Jose. It is interesting that SideCar is the first in the temporary approval of these services by the PUC. One would think that Uber or Lyft who likely have the legal support to butt heads with the likes of the PUC, would have had a better chance of approval than SideCar.
If I read the story accurately SideCar acquired the approval by cooperation with the PUC on their rules requiring documentation relative to the services while the actual case itself was still pending additional review by the PUC. I guess sometimes just doing what they want can make things move forward sometimes.
I am looking forward to seeing how the aforementioned rideshare companies deal with this situation and what, if any, benefit it provides the Drivers providing the actual services. The one thing common to these companies regarding these services, is less cost and ease of use to the Riders.