App-based rideshares, taxis await Seattle voteMarch 16, 2014 @ 12:20 pm (Updated: 12:30 pm - 3/16/14 )
SEATTLE (AP) — In a fight pitting upstart technology and traditional business, app-based ridesharing firms are fighting with taxi companies for supremacy in the Seattle market.
The next round will be shaped in part by the City Council as members are scheduled to vote on rules for ridesharing operations Monday.
After months of debate, Seattle councilors have settled on a plan that would limit each rideshare company to 150 cars at any given time. The proposal would also require minimum insurance.
Uber, Lyft and Sidecar operate in Seattle, meaning there would be about 450 of those cars at any given time. The plan was approved by a sub-committee, and it's not expected to change for the full council vote.
Taxi companies and ridesharing outfits have both said they don't agree with the proposal.
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