KC approves regulations Uber says will drive it away



The Kansas City Council has approved regulations that ride-sharing company Uber Technologies Inc. says will force it to stop operating in the city.

The council on Thursday approved an ordinance that establishes insurance, permitting and other requirements and fees for what the city calls transportation network companies. Uber has taken issue with the annual permitting fee.

Kansas City Mayor Sly James said in a fiery speech that the city has worked for months on regulating ride-sharing companies like San Francisco-based Uber and Lyft, and that Uber was unwilling to negotiate on the issue.

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