Broward County commissioners vote to bring back Uber

Uber suspended services July 31 in Broward County

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Uber is coming back to Broward County.

Broward County commissioners finalized a new ordinance Tuesday for ride-sharing services such as Uber and Lyft. The ordinance passed in a 6-2 vote.

The ordinance includes "requirements for background checks, vehicle inspections and liability insurance, but shift the procedural responsibility for enforcement to the transportation network companies with strict county oversight," according to a news release.

The amended ordinance comes after Uber suspended its service in Broward County on July 31 after the county passed new requirements for ride-sharing drivers, including county background checks and a mandatory chauffeur's license.

County officials said while the new ordinance still requires background checks, the checks can be processed through the county or a third party without the need for fingerprinting.

The ride-sharing companies must also provide proper accommodations for disabled passengers.

Commissioners said fees for dropping off and picking up passengers at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport and Port Everglades still need to be negotiated.

Uber said its drivers could be back on the streets as early as Thursday.

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