Council Sets Regulations For Uber, Lyft And Other Car Services

Columbus City Council last night approved a series of rules to regulate private car services.(Photo: Uber)
Columbus City Council last night approved a series of rules to regulate private car services.(Photo: Uber)

Columbus City Council last night approved a series of rules to regulate car services like Uber and Lyft. Council voted to require drivers to have proof of vehicle ownership, background checks and one million dollars worth of insurance.

A spokeswoman for Lyft applauds Council’s efforts to regulate the service, but says certain elements of the ordinance do not work with their peer-to-peer model. She urged Council to revisit the measure.

The new city regulations go into effect in 30 days.

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