Uber may make a Return to Ocean Springs

The City of Ocean Springs is ready to welcome Uber and other ride sharing services with open arms after the signing of a new law by Governor Phil Bryant.

The new law will regulate Uber, Lyft and other ride sharing services on a state-wide basis. Also required is a $5,000 yearly license fee and the driver or company must have insurance covering transportation of passengers.

Ocean Springs officials say with the city’s bustling nightlife, they’re happy to see Uber possibly make a comeback. Ward 2 Alderman Matt McDonnell said, “It’s really for us about making sure that our guests that come to the city have a way to get home if they’ve had too much fun. We want them to have fun but we want them to be safe and Uber seems to have a good service that can provide safety for folks to where they can get to and from the nightlife in downtown Ocean Springs. We just want to make sure it’s done correctly and I think the state has addressed that.”

The new law also requires criminal background checks on drivers.

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