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.READ MORE: Federal Disaster Team Coming To UChicago Medicine's Ingalls Memorial Hospital Amid COVID Surge; Nurse Says It's Needed, But Not Long-Term Fix
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.