New rules would allow Uber back to Eugene
EUGENE, Ore. - Uber announced in April of last year that they were pulling their services out of Eugene.
City codes didn't allow the company to operate legally and Uber ended up paying thousands of dollars in fines.
Later in 2015, Eugene City Council updated the city code to allow vehicles for hire to use smart phone apps to calculate and charge fares.
Before allowing services like Uber to operate, city council is updating the administrative rules to make sure that community safety standards such as driver background checks and insurance requirements are maintained.
The proposed rules are available for review and public comment until March 28. You can take a look at the new rules by clicking here. They are expected to be voted on and implemented later this spring.
Comments will be added to the public record and reviewed by the City Manager. You can email your comments on the rules to PPV@ci.eugene.or.us or mail them to the following address:
Public Passenger Vehicle Program
Building & Permit Services Division
99 West 10th Avenue
Eugene, Oregon, 97401.