EUGENE, Ore. - The Eugene City Council is scheduled to vote Monday night on changes to city code that would "make it more likely" for a ride-sharing company like Uber or Lyft to operate here.
The meeting agenda includes proposed changes to the Public Passenger Vehicle code.
"The purpose of the proposed changes is to make it more likely for Transportation Network Companies (TNC) to operate in Eugene while continuing to maintain important community safety standards," according to the City Council agenda.
The City Council in February directed staff to draft proposed changes based on the City of Medford's code.
Medford adopted the code in December, and Uber and Lyft are currently operating in the southern Oregon city.
Under the proposed changes, everyone driving for a "vehicle-for-hire" company would have to possess a valid certification card issued by the City of Eugene.
Under the changes, to receive such a card, a person would:
The City Council meets at 7:30 p.m. in Harris Hall, 125 East 8th Avenue. You can watch live online:
If the measure passes with 6 or more votes, it takes effect immediately. If it passes with fewer than 6 votes, it takes effect in 30 days, according to the staff report.