Uber, Kansas City reach deal to keep company in town

Two weeks after Uber threatened to stop operating in Kansas City over new regulations of the vehicle-for-hire industry, the company and City Council have reached an agreement that will keep the ride-sharing company in town.

The City Council agreed to reduce city fees for individual drivers, and Uber agreed to share background check information it previously said it couldn’t reveal for privacy reasons.

The Kansas City Council voted unanimously to approve the agreement Thursday, just two weeks after giving the green light to regulations San Francisco-based Uber said would keep it from doing business in Kansas City.

Uber officials have said Kansas City is one of the company’s best markets in the Midwest.

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