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Regulators Probe Uber's Vehicle Leasing Program

Posted on August 13, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO -- The California Public Utilities Commission is investigating Uber's car-leasing program for drivers, saying it could violate the 2013 law that legalized the car-booking company.

The CPUC said this week it is looking into the growing number of drivers who work for Uber, Lyft and similar companies using leased or rented cars to transport passengers. Uber last month announced a pilot car-leasing program for prospective drivers -- people who want to drive for UberX, the company's lower-cost ride service, but don't own a car.

San Jose Mercury News article here

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