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Thurston County and Yelm to consider ride-sharing services

Display of Lyft and Uber stickers on front windshield
of vehicle dropping off a fare in LA, Jan. 12, 2016.
Photo credit: Richard Vogel, AP

– “Thurston County cities gear up for ride-hailing services like Uber, Lyft”
Quoting Rolf Boone, The Olympian:
* Olympia, Lacey, Tumwater and Yelm set to weigh ordinance to regulate ride-hailing services
* Draft ordinance could be similar to taxicab company, taxi driver rules
* Ordinance could go before councils in February, followed by action in March

The ride-hailing service known as Uber wants to do business in the Olympia area, which has triggered a discussion among city officials in Olympia, Lacey, Tumwater and Yelm on how to regulate it and similar services, such as Lyft and Sidecar.

City officials have been meeting and a draft ordinance could go before the various councils in February, followed by the councils taking action in March, said Jay Burney, assistant city manager for Olympia, who has been involved in the jurisdictional discussions.
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– Editor’s Note:
This Blog previous presented the pitfalls of ride-sharing services January 9th –
“Raw Deal: How the “Uber Economy” and Runaway Capitalism Are Screwing American Workers”
By Steven Hill
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Posted by Steve on January 20, 2016 at 7:01 am | Permalink

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