Uber, Kansas City could clash again over regulations

The running regulatory battle between Kansas City and Uber stands poised to erupt again over rules not yet 15 months old.

In April 2015, both sides settled on the city’s current ordinance, which won unanimous City Council approval. The city began issuing its purple vehicle stickers last July, allowing residents and visitors to know Uber drivers and their vehicles had city approval.

Now, Jim Ready, manager of the city’s Regulated Industries Division, wants to get rid of a 30-day orientation period for drivers in which they aren’t required to have a purple sticker, another part of the deal. Ready’s complaint is that the 30-day program presents a danger to Kansas City residents and visitors.

Uber representative Lauren Altmin said the ride-hailing company, based in San Francisco, would consider the ordinance and work with the city on proposed changes.

Read more: Kansas City Star


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