Uber to Reunite with Alabama College Towns

August 18, 2016

The ridesharing service Uber plans to return to two Alabama cities this week as students return to college campuses.
Local media report that city officials in Auburn and Tuscaloosa have approved ordinances in recent weeks that satisfy the company. Uber first began operating in both cities in 2014 but balked at city regulations and halted service soon after.

Auburn city officials tell the Opelika-Auburn News that a new ordinance requires drivers to have auto insurance and background checks performed by Uber.

The Tusacaloosa News reports that the city ordinance there requires Uber and other ride-hailing companies to hold $1 million in liability insurance.

A company spokeswoman says it looks forward to returning to both cities.

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