After a top tech CEO said it’s “embarrassing” that St. Louis still bans smartphone-based ride services like Uber and Lyft, KMOX is asking city and county leaders about the issue.
Not one, but two St. Louis Metropolitan Taxicab Commissioners are on the case
“This is the equivalent of someone saying ‘we’re a high-tech area,’ and yet we block access to the Internet,” LockerDome founder Gabe Lozano says.
Ride-hailing company Uber said Tuesday that it is pulling out of Kansas after the Republican-dominated Legislature overruled GOP Gov. Sam Brownback and imposed new regulations on such services.
Taxies are still your only choice in St. Louis, which is now the largest city in the country without any ride-sharing services, and Uber and Lyft are all the rage across the country.
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The failing grade is based on pricing techniques and misinformation.
Metropolitan Taxicab Commissioners voted unanimously today to approve a license for Uber, the smartphone dispatched cab competitor.
Uber, the highly anticipated, app-based ride service, got most — but not all — of what it wanted from the Metropolitan Taxicab Commission.
The service is different from uber-X, which lets non-professionals use their own cars.