Rep. Peter Cownie on Uber

Cownie: Statehouse takes up Uber issue

Rep. Peter Cownie, House District 42 – March 5, 2015

I represent District 42 in the Iowa House of Representatives, which includes the majority of West Des Moines in Polk County, as well as a northern portion of Warren County. Mine is generally an urban/suburban district. And an issue has come up at the Legislature regarding transportation network services that I feel will be helpful for the residents of my district, as well as many other urban/suburban parts of Iowa, too.

Uber offers ride-sharing services via an app on a mobile device. Customers can request a ride from a driver registered through the company with all billing done via a credit card through the app.

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