In a city that is already strapped for public transportation options, the Seattle City Council is trying to cap the number of ride-sharing vehicles that are on the streets of Seattle. Companies such as UberX are the biggest potential losers on this issue in a motion that Sally Clark, Bruce Harrell and Mike O'Brien are trying to push to the council this week for a full vote.
Uber already has over 1,000 cars in the Seattle area; the potential ruling would limit Uber, Lyft and Sidecar to 300 vehicles between them. This would severely limit the options of consumers of the entertainment culture who enjoy going to concerts and--when the arena is built--NHL hockey and NBA basketball.
A few guys who you may know are also in opposition to this stance by the city:
What are your thoughts? Should we continue to support the taxi monopoly or help grow these booming businesses in Seattle?