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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