- Associated Press - Thursday, December 11, 2014

DALLAS (AP) - The Dallas City Council has updated transportation regulations so ridesharing companies such as Lyft and Uber must have insurance.

Council members on Wednesday approved changes to an ordinance that already covers taxicabs and limousines.

Lyft and Uber currently operate in Dallas but did not face regulations that also apply to other transport services.

The changes that take effect April 30 include ridesharing companies must provide primary insurance. A Lyft or Uber driver would be required to have an operating permit, a valid driver’s license, limited traffic violations and must undergo background checks. All vehicles must pass inspection.

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