Grounded: Charleston International Airport posted signs alerting passengers that ridesharing companies are not authorized to operate.
CHARLESTON, S.C. — Despite a ban on operating in the city of Charleston and at the airport, TNCs continue to skirt the law and service the region.
Uber drivers operating within the city risk a $1,000 fine and 30 days in jail for not complying with the city’s transportation ordinance. The city requires taxi and limo drivers to obtain a chauffeur’s license from the police department, which requires a criminal background check and driver history report. Drivers also must undergo a vehicle inspection, maintain commercial liability insurance and charge a $5 fee per ride.
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