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Continued: I traveled a thousand miles to share a ride …

  • Article by: DAVID BANKS , Star Tribune
  • Last update: July 3, 2014 - 6:14 PM

In the Twin Cities, Minneapolis is taking the lead on that, with City Council committee consideration possible this week. It’s a constructive approach that hasn’t occurred everywhere. Even as I was Ubering around last month in the uber-college-town of Cambridge, seedbed of innovation, Cambridge was flirting with rules that would have driven unlicensed ride-sharing services out of town.

In Minneapolis, the services have been operating illegally, but it’s brought them to a point of legitimacy, which does raise an age-old question: Is it better to get permission, or to act and ask forgiveness?

It’s never an easy one to answer.


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