Portland OKs Uber — for now. The Portland, Oregon City Council has agreed to let Uber and Lyft operate in the city for the next four months, subject to certain conditions.
Currently, UberX is the only option in town and airport to city runs cost $30-$40 each way.
Opposition from the city had caused Uber to stop operating there shortly after it started in December.
The council said drivers for ride-sharing services must have liability insurance, get background checks, obtain business licenses and have their cars inspected.
At the same time, the council voted to deregulate the city’s traditional taxi industry, removing restrictions on hiring and fares. The council will review the situation after the four-month test period.
Unfortunately, Uber’s still having a tough time cracking back into Nevada— it’s especially painful not to have Uber in Las Vegas. Hey, did you check out our post on the latest, greatest, hottest hits in Vegas, baby? Here it is.
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