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City Won't Challenge Ride-Share Apps

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The L.A. city council voted against challenging state regulations that gave permission to ride-sharing services to operate in Los Angeles.

City councilman Paul Koretz wanted the council to appeal the Public Utilities Commission ruling that allowed what he called "bandit cabs" from operating in the city. The split council voted 7-6 against Koretz's motion under threat of Mayor Eric Garcetti's veto had the motion passed City News Service reported.

Instead, the city will work with the PUC on the regulations in the coming months namely, "insurance, safety, green house gas emissions, red-lining and access for people with disabilities as well as other concerns that may be raised by other members of this council,'' City Councilman Mike Bonin told CNS.

To be quite honest, all of the regulations regarding transportation is quite confusing. For instance the city holds jurisdiction over taxis, but the state regulates ride-sharing services and limousines.