New Rules to Govern Taxis, Uber, Lyft Approved by Oregon City

December 8, 2015

Ridesharing services such as Uber and Lyft should continue to operating in Portland, Ore. after the City Council approved a new set of rules to govern taxis.

The Oregonian reported that the council voted last week to allow ridesharing services to provide two tiers of insurance. Drivers will have a lesser amount of coverage when they are signed into the app, with additional coverage kicking in when the driver is connected with a passenger.

Taxis generally carry commercial insurance policies that have the same level of coverage at all times.

ridesharingUber and Lyft have been operating in Portland since April under a pilot program. City data shows six in 10 for-hire rides in the city are with one of the ridesharing companies.

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