Uber and Lyft are getting pushback from municipalities all over the US
Harriet Taylor PUBLISHED FRI, SEP 2 2016 11:51 AM EDTUPDATED FRI, SEP 2 2016 1:32 PM EDT
Uber and Lyft, and others, want hailing a ride to be as common as catching the bus. But their aggressive expansion plans are being stymied in many places in the U.S. by lawmakers because of safety concerns, pressure from taxi companies or a desire to level the playing field for incumbents.
Some methods lawmakers are using to thwart their expansion include introducing requirements on driver fingerprinting, vehicle inspection, insurance, fees, and limits on where drivers can pick up and drop off passengers.