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Rideshare Is Here To Stay!

Thank you to everyone who took the time to share their concerns about the potential loss of rideshare services with  council members and legislators. Our work to preserve ridesharing was a reminder that when varied stakeholders, some of whom have widely differing views, are willing to communicate we can get things done. That’s ultimately what happened, and we appreciate Mayor Jacob Frey, Gov. Tim Walz, Speaker Melissa Hortman, and Senate Majority Leader Erin Murphy coming to the table to work collaboratively with our organizations and Uber and Lyft to hammer out a compromise.


That stood in stark contrast to the Minneapolis City Council majority who passed their ridesharing ordinance hastily, lacking data that was one day away from being released, and without working with impacted parties. The City Council’s move was a failure in leadership. As a result, the State Legislature and Governor are now directly overriding an action by the Minneapolis City Council for the first time in almost 30 years. Ultimately, this preemption needed to happen.


We recognize the importance of fair compensation for drivers, and we are glad the bill passed by the Legislature found a balance that works for drivers, riders, and the broader community. Now we can move forward without this concern hanging over our region as we enter a period of significant momentum and growth. 


We thank you for your continued support and advocacy. Your efforts have been instrumental in securing this positive outcome. We urge you to remain engaged as we continue to work with all stakeholders to ensure that our region is accessible, vibrant, and economically strong.

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