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Seattle City Council approves ridesharing caps to limit drivers on the streets

Monday was a rough day for ridesharing companies in Seattle, as Geekwire reports that the city council voted to approve a cap on ridesharing programs. The council voted unanimously to limit the number of cars allowed on Seattle roads to 150 per company, separating the regulations of a “transportation network company” from the longstanding Seattle taxi and for-hire service. The ordinance is expected to go into effect 30 days after Seattle mayor Ed Murray signs it (he has no veto power as the vote was unanimous). It’s a crushing blow to ridesharing companies that have set up shop in Seattle and see it as a key to the Pacific Northwest.

One Response to “Seattle City Council approves ridesharing caps to limit drivers on the streets”

  1. Seattle is the second government to officially legalize the operations of Lyft, uberX and Sidecar. In this sense the council decision is a big win for those rideshare companies.