Uncle Sam Might Be Joining Your Uber Pool

Posted on Posted in Blog, Grace Boatright

Companies like Uber and Lyft have forever changed the meaning of terms like “getting around” and “public transportation,” affording anyone with a smartphone and a credit card the luxury of their own car and driver.

Uber’s debut in 2009 officially launched this industry of ride-sharing, also called ride-hailing or transportation networking, and government is now struggling to catch up.

Government typically regulates, not innovates, working to corral and adjust that which has already taken off and become popular with the general public, aka constituents and voters. Uber, Lyft and the immense success of the industry as a whole are an excellent example of this.

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