Uber gets the green light in Pullman

City amends law on background checks to match company’s rules. This won’t make the progressives happy: cheap travel not under the thumb of the unions. 

Via the Moscow-Pullman Daily News

The ride-hailing company Uber may now operate its business in Pullman without requiring its drivers to provide fingerprints after the Pullman City Council amended its taxicab licensing code at its regular meeting Tuesday evening.

The council unanimously amended the ordinance so that, effectively, Pullman’s taxicab background check requirements will fit those of most “transportation network companies” such as Uber and Lyft.

Taxicab and TNC drivers must now undergo Social Security and name-based background checks through a third-party vendor to obtain a Class III license in the City of Pullman. They will not be required to provide fingerprints.