• Missouri Legislature Considers Regulation of Ridesharing Industry
  • April 8, 2016
  • Law Firm: Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP - Washington Office
  • The Missouri House of Representative has advanced legislation imposing state wide regulations on the ridesharing industry. The bill, supported by both Uber and Lyft, mandates insurance for all rideshare vehicles and requires companies to conduct background checks on drivers. Both Uber and Lyft contend that they already meet the requirements proposed in the bill. Ridesharing services have faced a rocky road in Missouri. In 2014, Lyft discontinued operations in the state following a lawsuit from the St Louis Metropolitan Taxicab Commission. It is believed that the bill will provide for expansion of ridesharing services throughout the state.