Public hearing set up for Thursday on proposed Uber regulations

Tuesday, June 23, 2015|8:25 p.m.

Carson City–.

The Nevada Transport Authority will hold a public hearing Thursday in Las Vegas and Reno to talk about the suggested policies that would permit ride-hailing companies such as Uber to operate in the state.

On June 11, members of the Nevada Transportation Authority voted 2-1 to petition Gov. Brian Sandoval for emergency status. Sandoval should approve the policies before they can go into effect.

The policies mirror the information set in the two bills authorized by the Legislature to let business such as Uber and Lyft run in Nevada in spite of opposition by taxicab and limousine companies.

The policies need the applicants to reveal ownerships; experience of the managers who will certainly run the operations; the innovation to be used; its company chart and payment of state charges.

These transportation network business will certainly permit potential customers to make use of mobile phone or computer systems to mobilize a driver. There is a requirement the company have to have a $1.5 million insurance coverage to cover consumers who are injured or killed throughout the ride.

The application to the authority should consist of the rates to be charged and policies governing service.

The authority may request the number of drivers and the cars to be used.

The law enforces a 3 percent tax on the fare of a traveler of a trip share and taxicab company. It is anticipated to yield $40 million a year, part of which will be used to begin the medical school at UNLV.

The public can go to Thursday’s conference, set up for 9:30 a.m., at the authority’s offices at 2290 S. Jones Blvd., Suite 110, in Las Vegas and 1755 E. Plumb Lane, Suite 216, in Reno.

The authority is scheduled to fulfill at 9 a.m. Monday to think about embracing the guidelines.

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