- Associated Press - Thursday, December 3, 2015

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Ride-hailing services such as Uber and Lyft should continue to operating in Portland after the City Council approved a new set of rules to govern taxis.

The Oregonian reports (http://is.gd/Yq4jnU ) that the council voted Wednesday to allow ride-hailing services to provide two tiers of insurance. Drivers will have a lesser amount of coverage when they are signed into the app, with additional coverage kicking in when the driver is connected with a passenger.

Taxis generally carry commercial insurance policies that have the same level of coverage at all times.

Uber and Lyft have been operating in Portland since April under a pilot program. City data shows six in 10 for-hire rides in the city are with one of the ride-hailing companies.


Information from: The Oregonian, http://www.oregonlive.com



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