- Associated Press - Monday, December 14, 2015

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - The Montgomery City Council will be revisiting the issue of whether to allow rideshare company Uber to operate in the city.

The Montgomery Advertiser reports (https://on.mgmadv.com/1Y9jT8g) the issue will be discussed at the council’s next meeting on Tuesday. The council has spoken about Uber in the past, but nothing has come to fruition due to uncertainty around ordinance requirements and ridesharing’s effect on local cab companies.

Uber offers users the ability to hail a ride by using an app and a fleet of privately-owned cars driven by amateurs.

Mayor Todd Strange was approached about Uber earlier this year. In June, Strange said he was interested, but said changes in the transportation ordinance would be required.

The city has considered modeling its ridesharing ordinance after Huntsville’s.


Information from: Montgomery Advertiser, https://www.montgomeryadvertiser.com

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