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Supporters, detractors, Lyft Canada Goose Jackets drivers, representatives from the ridesharing companies, cab companies and insurance companies all gave their thoughts. There weren any or testimony and nothing was decided Thursday.

But several senators in the hearing expressed interest in showing that Nebraska is for business while trying to navigate the choppy waters canada goose clearance sale of continuing to allow Uber and Lyft to operate illegally until a proper solution can be legislated.

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we getting at here is that we want to work with this, but Canada Goose sale you’re not doing yourself good when you defend the way (Uber)came in here, he said. trying to be helpful and work with you, but also want to have (Uber)work the Nebraska way, with integrity, honesty and transparency. owners say Uber, Lyft need to play by same rules

canada goose deals Kirby Young, owner of the Lincoln based Servant Cab, was particularly upset canada goose outlet with the way the ridesharing service broke the law by operating without the Public Service Commission support. canada goose deals

Young had applied to serve Omaha with cabs two years ago, but the PSC denied his request.

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Ron Hug of Carter Lake City Taxi, however, said he buy canada goose jacket cheap doesn think legislative changes are needed. Uber and Lyft just need to follow the rules in place.

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take the 84 year old vet to the doctors appointment or the single mother to a grocery store, Hug said. and Lyft won do that. We do that. drivers say it nice to make money, meet new people, get drunks off road

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He said he became a canadian goose jacket driver for the money, but also to get drunk drivers off the road.

Now it about the in ridesharing, he says.

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One Lyft driver, Vicki Clark, who plays disco and hands out Starbursts to her riders, canada goose coats said she wants more insurance companies open to covering ridesharing drivers.

She said she was rear ended while driving, a three car pileup, and while Lyft insurance covered her passenger medical cost from whiplash, she was kicked off her own insurance for driving for Lyft, something personal insurance frowns upon.

canada goose “The common quote from all the insurance company representatives I spoke to is that it’s so new they don’t know quite how to wrap their heads around it, Clark said. “They’re kind of slow to evolve.” canada goose

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