Montgomery city officials give green light to Uber, approves ride sharing ordinance

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Montgomery City Council has voted to allow ride hailing companies such as Uber to begin operating within the city.

Multiple media outlets report that city council approved the ordinance during a Tuesday night meeting.

Ride-hailing services such as Uber and Lyft let people use smartphone apps to book and pay for rides.

Montgomery Mayor Todd Strange told local media he expects the decision to attract young people and businesses to the city.

Uber’s public policy manager for the Southeast Trevor Theunissen told local media that prospective drivers have already signed up to work in Montgomery.

Council President Charles Jinright told the Montgomery Advertiser that Uber must now get a city business license and adopt a vehicle inspection plan. Jinright says Uber could be operating within two weeks.

Republished with permission of the Associated Press.

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