City mulls taxi rule changes in era of Uber, Lyft

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From the Indianapolis Business Journal:

by Susan Orr

Before Uber and Lyft came to town in 2013, Yared Zeleke made a pretty good living as an independent franchisee driving for Baba Cab.

It was enough that he could drive just a couple of days a week, freeing him up to take classes at Ivy Tech Community College in pursuit of his real career goal: becoming an X-ray technician.

But today, as more people choose to connect to rides through apps such as Uber Technologies Inc., Zeleke’s business has dropped off so much that he might make as little as $40 a day. A busy day might earn him as much as $150 to $200, but those days are increasingly rare.

Read full article from the Indianapolis Business Journal.