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Roseburg City Council approves ride-sharing services

August 14, 2018

ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) — The Roseburg City Council has unanimously voted to approve ride-hailing services such as Uber and Lyft within city limits, with some conditions.

The News-Review reports that the vote late Monday comes after Uber left the city in February because Roseburg threatened to fine the company up to $1,500 a day for not following its existing policies on ride-sharing.

The updated ordinance gives the city recorder authority to determine whether a driver is fit.

It also mandates the driver provide proof the vehicle is no more than 15 years old and that it has passed a safety inspection.

City Recorder Amy Sowa says while Uber isn’t happy about the safety inspection, it won’t be a “deal breaker” for the company to operate in town.

Eugene has a similar policy.

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Information from: The News-Review, http://www.nrtoday.com

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