Atlanta council to consider airport’s plan to regulate Uber

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta’s city council is expected to consider a plan for Uber and other ride-booking services to operate at the airport under certain conditions.

The airport’s proposed new rules for Uber, Lyft and other ride-booking firms go before the city council’s transportation committee Wednesday.

Officials at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport — the world’s busiest airport — have said they want drivers to undergo criminal background checks based on fingerprints, a method preferred by many law enforcement experts.

Uber has objected to the fingerprint checks, saying its own background checks work well, and the fingerprint-based checks would be overly cumbersome for its drivers.

The airport’s plan also covers proposed fees the airport would receive from ride-booking firms, when drivers can pick up passengers and where they would be able to do so.

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