New law enables Uber to return to Eugene

On Monday the Eugene City Council voted to approve a new law that will allow ride-sharing companies such as Uber and Lyft to operate in Eugene. The law passed with a 7-1 vote and will make changes to background checks for rideshare drivers, vehicle inspections and licensing requirements.

The law passed over three years after Uber stopped operating in Eugene after it was determined that the company was in violation of the city code because it did not have a Public Passenger Vehicle Company License.

Uber and Lyft are yet to say when or if they will start operating in Eugene.

“I think this is going to be a great addition to our transportation model,” said City Council member Jennifer Yeh.

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Casey Crowley

Casey Crowley

Casey Crowley is a Senior News Reporter for the Emerald. He is in his final year as a journalism major. He likes sports, movies and going to concerts.

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