UBER MAKES A COMEBACK TO TUSCALOOSA

A 6-1 vote at Tuesday evening’s Tuscaloosa City Council meeting means Uber is coming back.

For the second week, District 5 City Councilman Kip Tyner was the lone dissenting vote. His reason, he said, is Uber’s rules are not the same as Tuscaloosa’s cab companies.

“Our cab companies struggle as it is and we’re requiring them individual business license?” he said. “We do all their background checks, their car inspections, we require certain colors and identifications of their cars and we’re not doing that with Uber. Where is that fair?”

After months of negotiations, Uber will be required to have $1 million in insurance, along with inspections and background checks.

Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox will sign the deal Wednesday.

It will then take at least 30 days before Uber will be in business.

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