By Jazzy Teen
Listen Up, Lansing
Lansing- Uber, an easily accessible ride sharing company’s regulation and standards are being assessed by Michigan legislature.
LANSING – Uber, a worldwide ride-sharing company priding itself in efficient service and safety through a downloadable app, may be in trouble in the state of Michigan.
On March 25, Uber drivers and protestors gathered at the Capitol while state legislature held a public testimony to determine the fate of Uber in the state and discuss restrictions they hope to impose on the company, except the vote is now being pushed off till a later time.
The two bills, according to Mike White, Michigan’s Uber general manager, are Senate Bill 0184 and Senate Bill 0188.
Michigan Legislature’s website includes full documentation detailing the two bills.
The basis of Senate Bill 0184 would put transportation companies like Uber and Lyft, a ride sharing company out of Ann Arbor, at the same insurance standards as limousines while allowing cities to regulate the companies at their own discretion.
The second bill, Senate Bill 0188, would require drivers to hold a chauffeur’s license and put limits on what insurance the companies’ vehicles carry. Continue reading