July 20, 2017

Uber to expand to St. Charles and airport with new state-wide regulations

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A man leaves the headquarters of Uber in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg) ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) – A bill that would allow ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft to operate state-wide will go before the Governor Monday morning.

The bill, sponsored by Sen. Bob Onder (R-Lake St. Louis), has been in the works for several years. A big push this year by leaders in St. Charles County and wide-spread support from the public mean the services will now be able to legally operate all over.

Uber has been operating in St. Louis City and County for some time, but drivers could not pick up in St. Charles County and leaders there felt they were losing out in terms of tourism.

“We think it’s excellent, anything for us that can make it more convenient for visitors were in support of,” said the director of tourism for St. Charles, Joe Ward.

The St. Charles County Chamber of Commerce says Uber will be available for passengers as soon as the bill is signed into law by Governor Eric Greitins.

The bill signing ceremony will take place at St. Charles Community College.Legally, the bill does not take effect until August, but already the Uber app is letting customers […]

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