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Uber, Lyft look to Missouri lawmakers to bypass city rules

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Uber, Lyft look to Missouri lawmakers to bypass city rules

( KTRS ) City regulators are trying to persuade Missouri lawmakers not to replace local regulations governing ride-hailing companies such as Uber and Lyft. Those two businesses have endorsed legislation in the House that would replace stricter rules in St. Louis, Kansas City and Columbia with statewide regulations. The St. Louis Metropolitan Taxicab Commission has […]

Uber, Lyft look to Missouri lawmakers to bypass city rules

( KTRS ) City regulators are trying to persuade Missouri lawmakers not to replace local regulations governing ride-hailing companies such as Uber and Lyft.

Those two businesses have endorsed legislation in the House that would replace stricter rules in St. Louis, Kansas City and Columbia with statewide regulations. The St. Louis Metropolitan Taxicab Commission has already sued Uber over allegations the companies’ drivers are not complying with the city’s licensing rules. Regulators say those rules are for public safety.

An Uber representative said more uniform regulations would allow the company to expand out of the state’s metropolitan regions.

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