10-20-17: MEDFORD CITY COUNCIL VOTES TO APPROVE UBER AND LYFT.

MEDFORD CITY COUNCILORS APPROVED BRINGING IN RIDE-SHARING COMPANIES LIKE UBER AND LYFT. STARTING DECEMBER FIRST MEDFORD WILL HAVE MORE TRANSPORTATION OPTIONS. BUT ALLOWING RIDE-SHARING DRIVERS TO OPERATE ISN’T AS SIMPLE AS SAYING “GO.” REQUIREMENTS FOR DRIVERS WOULD INCLUDE HAVING A RECENT CAR, PASSING BACKGROUND CHECKS, AND GETTING A BUSINESS LICENSE WITH THE CITY. COUNCIL MEMBERS DECIDED ON A 60 DOLLAR FEE FOR DRIVERS, AND A ONE THOUSAND DOLLAR BUSINESS LICENSE FEE FOR THE RIDE-SHARING CORPORATIONS.