City Council President Bill Linehan says it's time to bring companies such as Uber and Lyft under the same sort of regulations already that taxi and pedicab operators already have to follow.
On Wednesday, the city council considers a request from Linehan for a hearing on how to give city regulators say in the operation of the new services:
All Taxis and Pedi-cabs in the City of Boston are regulated, for purposes of consumer protection and public safety, by the Hackney Carriage Unit of the Boston Police Department and licensed by the Commissioner of the Boston Police Department under the authority of Chapter 392 of the Acts of 1930, and;
Transportation applications such as Uber and Lyft have been operating within the City of Boston for several years, competing for a substantial share of the cityâ€™s transportation services.
The city council's meeting begins at noon in its fifth-floor chambers in City Hall.