Lexington Urban County Council votes to discuss ride-sharing programs

bmusgrave@herald-leader.comJuly 8, 2014 

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The Urban County Council voted Tuesday to further study ride-sharing program such as Uber and Lyft.

The ride-sharing services have irked traditional taxicab services around the country and even in different parts of the world. The services, which use smartphone technology to connect riders and drivers, operate outside the city's taxi cab ordinances.

Councilmember Peggy Henson, who made the motion to put the issue in the Public Safety Committee, said that it's unlikely the topic will be discussed until September in the first Public Safety Committee meeting after the council takes its monthlong summer break.

The Public Safety Committee was scheduled to discuss the city's taxicab ordinance last month, but the discussion was postponed so the city could gather more information about the ride-sharing services.

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