Earlier this month UMD students gave their opinions on services like Uber coming to the Duluth area (see video). Many said that they were surprised that Uber has not yet made an appearance and that it would benefit our community to have it.
Noah Hobbs, Duluth City Councilor At Large, has been one of the individuals at city hall that is helping to bring Uber to Duluth.
“It has been a decision by those companies not to enter midsized markets,” Hobbs said. “Now that they are interested, we are ensuring that there is no confusion on how they can and will operate in Duluth.”
As of right now they are anticipating Uber to arrive by the end of this year, but before that can happen there are some decisions that need to be made.
“Currently I am meeting with city attorney staff, the city clerk’s office, and also the police department, to go over what an ordinance for transportation network companies will look like,” Hobbs said.
This ordinance will ensure safety for customers, regardless what transportation method they choose. It will also protect customers from surge pricing.