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St. Louis Taxi Commission ticketing unlicensed Uber drivers

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ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) – The St. Louis Taxi Commission has been ticketing ride-sharing drivers who do not have a license.

The commission requires ride-sharing companies to have a license to operate in the city and county, but Uber does not have one.

In May, the commission started giving out violations to drivers. They have two to three agents who are on the lookout for ride-sharing drivers who are violating the codes. So far, about 24 violations have been given out. The amount of the fine is unclear because the commission said the municipal court handles the citation.

“It’s disappointing that the Taxi Commission is trying to take work opportunities away from St. Louisians in order to benefit taxi interests,” read a statement Uber released in May.

When asked if the citations are making an impact, a spokesperson for the Taxi Commission told News 4 the drivers have been inconvenienced, but the tickets have not affected the companies.

The commission said the citations are not impacting passengers because they are not violating any rules or regulations.

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