Seattle council may overturn rideshare caps Monday

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by TERESA YUAN / KING 5 News

NWCN.com

Posted on July 7, 2014 at 7:33 AM

Updated Monday, Jul 7 at 9:09 AM

SEATTLE – The Seattle City Council could vote Monday to overturn its own ordinance on how many rideshare drivers can be on the road at the same time in the city.

The council and Mayor Ed Murray signed off on a plan in March that would have capped the number of drivers for such services as Uber and Lyft at 150, after an ongoing dispute between rideshares and taxi companies.

After talks with both sides, Murray announced a new deal that the council will vote on would remove those rideshare caps. The trade-off is that rideshare companies would need to be licensed and follow insurance requirements. The city has promised to provide taxi companies more cab licenses.

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