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Seattle City Council Delays Vote On Ride-sharing Services Cap

Posted on February 14, 2014

SEATTLE -- A City Council committee will delay a scheduled vote on one of the key elements in proposed regulations for ride-sharing companies such as Uber, Lyft and Sidecar.

Geek Wire article here

Related Topics: Lyft, mobile technology, regulatory enforcement, Seattle operators, shared rides, Sidecar, Uber, vehicle apps, Washington operators

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  • stewart

     | about 4 years ago

    Its not legacy companies that feel threatened at all Frank, its Uber Lyft and Sidecar who feel threatened and thats a afact. So much so that they did not file for all the required permits that current standing law compels livery operators to abide by to begin with. Not the least of wwhich is appropriate commercail liability insurance. The TNC's say there is $1 million dollars insurance alreayd and thats not exactly accurate, it is excess insurnace and if any driver is in an accident and it is revealed to their personal insurance acrrier that they were for hire that insurance will not apply leaving the driver hold ing the bag with out of pocket losses! In Seattle yesterday the TNC's had a chance to be brought in to the fold but the council was not given the data they needed to make any drcicions and to their credit they were not cowed into a stampede just to please the TNC's. At the same exact time 1500 miles away in Chicago? The Chicago Tribune ran a story where they had asked UBER for the very same data and were also refused and the TRib was able to crack the wall of silence enough to discover that a driver there in the city was a convicted felon and Uber got caught yet again in another example of non compliance. They cant say for certitude who is or is not a felon.

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