Uber cancels second meeting with Springfield City Council

The City rescheduled the meeting to June 20th

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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Representatives from Uber were a no show again, Monday night, for a meeting with the Springfield City Councilor.

There’s a proposal to make Uber and Lyft drivers follow the same guidelines as taxi and limo drivers. They normally pay about $6,000 to register and insure their vehicle with the city. Now, these fees could be imposed on Uber and Lyft drivers.

City Council member Justin Hurst told 22News he’s not sure why Uber continues to cancel the meeting; “I would imagine they want an opportunity to be heard and that’s the opportunity that we’re giving them. When they essentially called us, I believe they called our council president, the day before and said they wanted to be heard.”

The City rescheduled the meeting to June 20th. Hurst said if Uber is a “no show” for a third time, the council will vote on the matter without the companies input.

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