St. Louis area cab drivers said Uber is being treated better than taxi companies by Missouri's legislature.
Wrap: Garon Holman, a cab driver and veteran said the standards that taxis must comply with should be similar to Uber and Lyft's.
|Description: We ask that we're allowed to operate, to do the same job under the same guidelines that they are as well.|
St. Louis County Representative Kirk Mathews said Missouri should support free-market innovation.
The measure would create a statewide framework for Uber, eliminating all local regulations. Taxicab companies would not be affected.
Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Jack Morrisroe.
A statewide framework for Uber would eliminate the industry's local regualtions.
Wrap: Cab drivers testified against the regulations, saying Uber would be less safe with lower standards than taxis.
Lyft released a statement saying the vote, "moves Missouri one step closer toward an economy that brings riders more options and drivers greater economic opportunity.
Republicans say Missouri should support the free-market innovation of ridesharing companies.
The Missouri Senate Transportation Committee approved the measure by a four to one vote.
Reporting from the state Captiol, I'm Jack Morrisroe.