ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – The St. Louis Metropolitan Taxi Cab Commission will decide today whether to allow one form of ride-sharing in St Louis.
It’s Uber’s black service, which makes use of professional drivers using towncars. The service is different from uber-X, which lets non-professionals use their own cars.
The company says St. Louis is the largest city without Uber.
Across the river, ride-sharing legislation is waiting for Gov. Quinn’s signature. The legislation would hold drivers to stricter insurance and background check requirements.
“He’s going to help us ensure that the drug dealers, the pedophiles, the rapists, the murderers that are driving these private cars for hire around the state of Illinois do not put the people of Illinois in harms way,” says State Sen. Martin Sandavol.
Sandavol admitted that he couldn’t name any drivers with that kind of criminal history.
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