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Uber and Lyft Face Regulatory Battle In Seattle Over Ride-Sharing

Excerpt from Venture Beat

Dec 15, 2013 2:00 pm

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Seattle knows it needs to find a way to accommodate ride-sharing services, but its proposed limitations appear to be designed to protect established companies that have done business in the city for years. Now each side is mobilizing its constituents to seek advantage.

— Dennis Schaal

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Lyft and Uber are gearing up their political communities again: This time, to fight a proposed Seattle ordinance that would sharply limit ride-sharing services.

A Seattle city council committee met Friday to discuss a proposed ridesharing ordinance that would sharply limit the ability of Lyft, Uber, and other companies to operate in the city. According to one report, the meeting was “frustrating,” with council members raising concerns about unregulated (and uninsured) ride-sharing companies, and ride-sharing companies complaining about the draconian nature of the proposed ordinance.

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