Uber Could be Coming to Tyler
Tyler City Manager Ed Broussard told the Tyler Morning Telegraph that the company met with the city about a month ago with an ordinance to serve Tyler.
At this time, no timeline has been set to approve the move.
Broussard said, “There’s nothing pressing on this. We are taking our time as far as visiting with locals and looking at how some other cities similar to our size have been handling this to make sure we end up with the best thing for Tyler.”
Tyler first enacted a taxi and limousine ordinance in 1996, with a revision in 2014, but does not include services like Uber.
If you're unfamiliar, Uber is a smartphone app that allows an independent person, that uses there own vehicle, to provide a ride for you to and from your destination.
Uber is used in other cities the size of Tyler, like Beaumont and College Station, but Tyler wants to make sure the ordinance would match Tyler's needs. But the city wants to make sure that traditional taxi services are kept at the same level.