Taxis v. Uber: A Regulatory Update

Are rideshare companies like Uber here to stay? The answer likely hinges on a series of legal battles taking place nationwide.

Uber, Lyft, and Sidecar are under attack from highly regulated taxi and cab companies. The friction has left cities and states struggling to find a balance between demand for rideshare services and the interests of the taxi industry, writes Amber Cortes.

The rideshare question is currently on the docket in Arizona and Colorado, where pending bills outline what kind of regulation Uber and like companies would (and wouldn’t) face. On a municipal level, Pittsburgh, Atlanta, Houston, and Seattle are all considering how to incorporate ridesharing into local transportation codes.

Full Story: Uber complicated: Rideshare legal battles heat up across the country

Comments

Prepare for the AICP* Exam

Join the thousands of students who have utilized the Planetizen AICP* Exam Preparation Class to prepare for the American Planning Association's AICP* exam.
Starting at $245
AICP CTP Storefont Display

The first online AICP* CTP exam prep class

Are you ready to take the AICP* Certified Transportation Planner exam?
Priced at $245 for May exam!

NEW! Get the "Green Bible"

Understand the complexities of planning at the local level while preparing for the AICP* exam. Find out why this edition is included in the APA's recommended reading list.
$105

Essential Readings in Urban Planning

Planning on taking the AICP* Exam? Register for Planetizen's AICP * Exam Preparation Course to save $25.
Currently on backorder