Sign In | Create an Account | Welcome, . My Account | Logout | Subscribe | Submit News | Contact Us | Home RSS
 
 
 

Minneapolis deals with rideshare app companies

April 30, 2014
Associated Press

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minneapolis is among cities across the country deciding how best to regulate app-based rideshare companies that connect drivers with passengers.

Milwaukee is facing a similar challenge in neighboring Wisconsin.

The Star Tribune (http://strib.mn/1fPNiJV ) says a hearing at Minneapolis City Hall Tuesday drew quite a crowd. Taxi industry representatives argue companies, including Uber and Lyft, ought to be subject to the same regulations. But the smartphone-based companies say their services are unique. Their chauffeurs use their personal vehicles to transport customers and allow both the user and the provider to rate the experience.

Minneapolis is considering legalizing Lyft and Uber as transportation network companies. The city would regulate their insurance and require their cars to be inspected, but only taxicabs could accept passengers that hail vehicles on the street. Rides with Uber and Lyft would have to be prearranged.

___

Information from: Star Tribune, http://www.startribune.com

 
 

 

I am looking for:
in:
News, Blogs & Events Web