Oklahoma City’s traffic commission approved application requests from Uber and Lyft to operate legally in the city limits.
A new ordinance regulating rideshare companies like Uber and Lyft went into effect Nov. 22 and companies have 30 days to submit applications for a license to operate legally in Oklahoma City.
After nearly a year of study and months of debate, an ordinance regulating Uber and Lyft drivers was approved on Tuesday.
The Oklahoma City council voted down an amendment that would prevent rideshare and taxi companies from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation was voted down.
Uber and Lyft are in a heated debate with the city and local cab companies about proposed regulation that goes to a city council vote next week.
Before the city council Tuesday was an argument over regulation and the free market as Oklahoma City joined the long list of American cities dealing with the growth of rideshare services like Uber and Lyft.