Easing Cab Restrictions for Uber?

The Mobile Public Safety Committee held a meeting Tuesday to look for a solution on how to level the playing field between cab driver and Uber.uber03

The mayor announced the ride sharing service earlier this month, even taking the first Uber ride in the Port City.

Critics say Mayor Sandy Stimpson brought the service here without council approval and it’s not fair to taxi cab drivers who are regulated.uber01

Now, committee members are looking for a solution so both businesses can operate in Mobile, one would be to ease restrictions on cab drivers . “That’s where the cost of doing business and we’ve got to level that and make sure that it’s equal and that our citizens are protected in the event of an accident or property damage”, said Councilwoman Bess Rich.uber02

The city is also considering licensure fees for Uber drivers. In the meantime, Uber is still in demonstration mode. It will continue to operate without charging until the council votes July 7th.

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