CHICAGO (CBS) –The Emanuel administration has now outlined regulations that would allow so-called ride-sharing services to legally co-exist with regular Chicago taxicab companies.
The regulations have been approved by a City Council committee and will be voted on by the full City Council next.
It will likely raise objections from both sides of the debate, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Right now, ride-share companies like Uber and Lyft are not licensed. Customers use internet-based applications to summon drivers who use their personal cars to carry passengers.
Mayoral Policy Chief Michael Negron says the new administration proposal would create a transportation network provider license with tougher requirements for drivers working more than 20 hours a week.
“Our goal is not to protect any one company or any one industry from competition. Our focus is on protecting consumers,” said Negron.