Greater Lansing Taxi Authority wrestles with Uber

By Jessie Martens
Entirely East Lansing

The Greater Lansing Taxi Authority, created by East Lansing and Lansing in 2014, promotes regulation of prices and safety in the community. The concern is the new system of transportation that is becoming popular in East Lansing, Uber. The new regulations require background checks, drug tests and proper insurance for taxis in East Lansing. There are stickers placed in the back window of licensed taxis that prove they have gone through the proper inspections. There should also be information of the taxi proving the driver is approved to legally drive the taxi.