Kansas City official suggests regulation change for Uber

3 years 3 months 1 week ago Thursday, July 07 2016 Jul 7, 2016 Thursday, July 07, 2016 2:11:18 PM CDT July 07, 2016 in News
By: The Associated Press

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.

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