Pat Quinn vetoes statewide ridesharing regulations

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A victory for supporters of ridesharing services as Governor Pat Quinn vetoes a bill they say protects the taxi industry.

UBER, Lyft and Sidecar are three ridesharing services here in Chicago, where people use their personal vehicles for hire, much like taxis.

Governor Quinn said the bill would have prevented local governments from adopting rules which fit their communities while imposing statewide regulations on commercial ridesharing.

Chicago’s new ridesharing ordinance goes into effect on Tuesday.

It establishes new regulations to make sure companies like UBER follow the rules including licensing, insurance and background checks for drivers.

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