Baker hopes disagreements won’t scuttle Uber regs
BOSTON (AP) — Gov. Charlie Baker says he hopes disagreements over how to regulate ride-hailing services such as Uber and Lyft won’t keep lawmakers from passing a bill soon.
A legislative committee reviewed several proposals — including one filed by Baker — during a sometimes contentious public hearing earlier this week that often appeared to pit Boston cab drivers against Uber drivers.
During his monthly “Ask the Governor” program on WGBH-FM Thursday, Baker said he was concerned that competing points of view could result in no legislation being approved this session.
The governor’s bill would require drivers for ride-hailing services to undergo criminal background checks and carry at least $1 million insurance.
Baker said his proposal would allow cities to impose stronger regulations.