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City Council passes bill on ride-hailing firms and taxis

  • STAR-ADVERTISER / 2015

    Bill 55 is designed to ensure public safety and create a more level playing field for drivers working for ride-hailing companies, such as Lyft and Uber, and those with traditional taxi services. Lyft driver Silvia Pitalua arrives at Tropics Tap House in Honolulu. Her car sports the company’s original emblem, a pink mustache affixed to the grille.

A new bill aimed at treating Uber and Lyft drivers more like traditional cabbies was approved 9-0 by the Hono­lulu City Council on Thursday. Read more

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