A meeting today in St. Louis could bring clarity to what the future holds for ride-sharing service UberX in St. Louis and St. Louis County.
The San Francisco-based company’s service, which connects riders to drivers through a mobile app, is available elsewhere in the St. Louis metro area. But Uber has been prevented from operating in St. Louis and St. Louis County because of the St. Louis Metropolitan Taxicab Commission.
The commission wants Uber drivers to submit to background checks and face drug testing. It says such measures keep riders safe; Uber says the rules are overly burdensome for part-time drivers.