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Eugene council nears vote on Uber's return

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) - The Eugene City Council is expected to vote next week on ordinance changes that would allow Uber to return to Oregon's second-largest city.
 
Uber operated in Eugene for less than a year before it suspended operations in April 2015. At the time, a city hearings official ruled that the company must secure a vehicle-for-hire license to continue service.
 
The Register-Guard reports that elected leaders have been under pressure from city business leaders and other residents to soften their position on ride-hailing services. Local taxi companies and drivers have pushed back.
 
Changes discussed at a public hearing Monday would allow the city to audit the records of ride-hailing companies up to twice per year and assess a per-trip fee.
 
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Information from: The Register-Guard, http://www.registerguard.com


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