Kansas City official suggests regulation change for Uber
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Kansas City official has recommended getting rid of a 30-day orientation period in which drivers for Uber, a ride-hailing company, can operate without getting a city driver's certificate or a vehicle permit.
The Kansas City Star reports that the city's Regulated Industries Division manager Jim Ready said the orientation period presents a danger by allowing drivers who skip the regulatory process and who have stopped working for Uber or a taxi service to illegally operate by claiming they are in the orientation period.
Drivers who are allowed to work during the 30-day period do not have a purple sticker on their vehicles to show they've been approved by the city.
The city will seek input from the industry and public comment on potential regulation changes.