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One alderman with strong ties to the traditional taxicab industry has suggested raising fees on ridesharing to fill the growing budget gap.
The ordinance was pushed through committee by taxi industry ally Alderman Anthony Beale, 9th Ward.
The city will require rideshare drivers to complete an online course before hitting the road, and will allow ridesharing platforms such as Uber and Lyft to continue conducting their own background checks.
The city of Evanston offers a path forward for governments to level the playing field between traditional taxis and ridesharing.
In the face of fleeing residents, the Chicago City Council has chosen to add more and more layers of regulation instead of reforming.
Chicago City Council is one vote away from enacting punishing rules that could force the popular platforms out of the Windy City.
Chicagoans know new revenues won’t be used to pay for better roads, classrooms or public safety – these tax hikes won’t even fix what’s ailing the city’s bottom line.
There’s no good reason for Bloomington's government to stand between drivers who want to offer this service and would-be customers who want to take advantage of it.
Illinois lawmakers should keep their hands off ridesharing and let innovation continue.
The taxi industry complains endlessly that ridesharing services such as UberX and Lyft are hurting its business. Now an AFL-CIO-affiliated group of Chicago cab drivers is seeking to improve its members’ fortunes by pushing the city to mandate higher taxi fares. But hiking prices doesn’t seem like a good way to save an industry that...