ride-share http://kplu.org en Seattle To Consider Regulating Rideshare Services http://kplu.org/post/seattle-consider-regulating-rideshare-services <p>The Seattle City Council will consider a pilot program to regulate rideshare services with training and insurance requirements, as well as a cap on the number of licenses.&nbsp;</p><p>App-based services like Sidecar, UberX and Lyft are becoming common alternatives to using taxis.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">And that's not necessarily a bad thing, says Seattle City Council </span>member Mike<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> O’Brien.</span></p> Wed, 12 Feb 2014 13:00:00 +0000 Florangela Davila 13542 at http://kplu.org Seattle To Consider Regulating Rideshare Services Seattle, King Co. Mull Ways to Regulate Rideshare Services http://kplu.org/post/seattle-king-co-mull-ways-regulate-rideshare-services <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Taxi drivers are finding more competition on the road these days. &nbsp;New smartphone-based ride-sharing services are giving consumers a lot of options.</span></p><p>But the highly-regulated taxis call the development unfair since the new companies don’t have to play by the same rules. Both King County and the city of Seattle are trying to figure out how to respond.</p><p> Wed, 28 Aug 2013 19:06:33 +0000 Paula Wissel 9793 at http://kplu.org Seattle, King Co. Mull Ways to Regulate Rideshare Services