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Committee talks ride-sharing, taxi service changes in Charleston

Committee on Traffic & Transportation discuss ride-sharing companies in Charleston during Thursday meeting. (Source: Live 5) Committee on Traffic & Transportation discuss ride-sharing companies in Charleston during Thursday meeting. (Source: Live 5)
CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) -

Charleston's Committee on Traffic and Transportation is working on a plan to make sure ride-sharing services and taxicabs can co-exist in the Lowcountry. 

One possible answer: Steeper fair rates for passengers.

A meeting was held Thursday morning, where chairmen, taxi drivers and others made recommendations about increasing taxi rates, and redefining peak hours and peak seasons.

An idea was also brought up that Uber drivers should no be allowed to pick-up on King Street or Market Street between the peak hours of 12:30 a.m. 3 a.m. This would keep the ride-sharing service from taking a lot of service away from taxis.

Charleston Police raised concerns at the meeting about enforceability surrounding the potential new measures.

Once these details are nailed down, an ordinance will be drafted and presented to Charleston City Council.

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