CHICAGO — Taxi drivers staged a demonstration against ride-sharing services this morning, driving around the Loop for four hours without picking up fares.
The protest took place between 6 a.m. and 10 a.m.
It was followed by a press conference at City Hall.
Traditional taxi drivers consider ride-sharing companies like Uber a threat to their businesses because of limited regulations.
Meantime, the City of Chicago has agreed to award a license to Uber after the company signed off on several security measures.
Those include a stronger background check system for drivers, and regular safety audits.