- Associated Press - Tuesday, October 13, 2015

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - Uber says it will begin operating in Broward County again after commissioners approved looser regulations for ride-booking services.

Local media reports that commissioners voted 6-2 for the new regulations during a Tuesday meeting. Uber officials say they plan to turn the app back on Thursday for the county.

Uber previously ceased operations in Broward County July 31. The company said new rules raised substantial barriers for their drivers and made it impossible for the company to continue operating in the area.

Commissioners had previously pushed for more thorough background checks for drivers conducted by the county and commercial insurance. The new regulations call for more basic background checks and letting the drivers follow state law on insurance.

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