Update: Des Moines City Council delays vote on Uber ordinance

December 8, 2014

The Des Moines City Council decided to postpone the vote on a new ordinance regulating rideshare companies. You can read news reports about the decision below.

The Des Moines Register: Uber rules delayed until 2015

New rules aimed at regulating Uber, an app-based ridesharing service, will have to wait until early next year, Des Moines officials decided Monday morning.

The City Council was expected to take action on the issue later this month, but members opted to postpone the vote until January to give city staff more time to research the topic and hash out a new “transportation network vehicle” ordinance.

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WHO TV: City Council delays action on Uber ordinance

The Des Moines City Council will delay action on a new transportation ordinance.  The city statutes are under review due to a new service called Uber which delivers rides to customers via  a smart phone app.

City of Des Moines Traffic Engineer, Jennifer McCoy, presented a proposed new city ordinance to allow for Transportation Company Network operations in  Des Moines.   The transportation company network are new firms which dispatch on a digital platform. The new ordinance was to be taken up December 22.  City Manager Scott Sanders said he will most likely schedule a workshop to discuss the ordinance after the holidays. once lawyers gone over it. Then the ordinance can go before a formal council meeting.

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Associated Press: Des Moines officials postpone plans for Uber rules

Des Moines officials have postponed plans for a new city ordinance aimed at regulating the ridesharing service Uber.

The City Council on Monday pushed back a vote to January that would spell out how Uber should conduct business in Des Moines. Council members said they wanted more time to research the issue.

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