Ride-Share Regulation

This week, Birmingham City Council will hold another meeting where a vote to pass an ordinance allowing Transportation Network Companies or TNCs to come to Birmingham may or may not take place. Last Tuesday, the same ordinance was scheduled to be voted on, but 5 of the 9 City Council Members failed to attend the meeting, and Uber, as well as other important city issues, had to wait.[1] Cities in Alabama have fought against Uber and other TNCs operating in the state, citing safety concerns, but the public have been adamant about the necessity for alternatives to current transportation options.

For more information on TNC regulation and the battle for TNCs in Alabama, read our Online Managing Editor’s Comment, “Regulating Ride-Share Apps: A Study On Tailored Reregulation Regarding Transportation Network Companies, Benefitting Both Consumers And Drivers.”


 

[1] Kelsey Stein, “Canceled Birmingham City Council meeting delays decisions on Uber, bond projects, more” AL.com (Nov. 24, 2015, 4:18 PM), http://www.al.com/news/birmingham/index.ssf/2015/11/canceled_birmingham_city_counc.html.

 

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