City Council Delays Action on Uber Ordinance
DES MOINES, Iowa -- The Des Moines City Council will delay action on a new transportation ordinance. The city statutes are under review due to a new service called Uber which delivers rides to customers via a smart phone app. City of Des Moines Traffic Engineer, Jennifer McCoy, presented a proposed new city ordinance to allow for Transportation Company Network operations in Des Moines. The transportation company network are new firms which dispatch on a digital platform. The new ordinance was to be taken up December 22. City Manager Scott Sanders said he will most likely schedule a workshop to discuss the ordinance after the holidays. once lawyers gone over it. Then the ordinance can go before a formal council meeting.