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