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You May Have to Walk More to Grab an Uber Under California Bill

Sept. 1, 2018, 1:59 AM

Uber Technologies Inc. and Lyft Inc. customers in California may have to walk a few blocks to meet their driver or share a ride with a stranger under a bill heading to the governor that calls on the ride-hailing companies to cut their overall vehicle emissions.

The California Senate approved the bill (SB 1014) directing the fast-growing sector to work with regulators on plans to reduce emissions from their operations.

“It’s a great move forward,” author Sen. Nancy Skinner (D) said during the floor vote. The transportation network companies were neutral on the final measure that passed 23-12...

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