A deal brokered between North Carolina lawmakers and ridesharing services such as Uber and Lyft to place regulations on the app-based companies has passed the Senate and will go to the House.
"Then, all of a sudden, it just started taking over," Ranj said. "People just need work. There is employment there. I give that to Uber. There is employment there."
An agreement setting minimum standards for smartphone-based car services operating in North Carolina has been brokered between the emerging industry and state senators.
Uber, the ride-hailing service provider, has announced they will offer helicopter rides to the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival this weekend.
The Senate has approved a bill allowing Uber to continue operating in South Carolina, keeping alive the measure's chances this year.
The Southport Republican's bill would take the control of the transportation network companies out of the hands of local government and hand it over to the state.
Today many Wilmington cab companies came together as a statement to the city and state demanding regulations for Uber.
North Carolina lawmakers have heard presentations on digital services that allow people to sell car rides through a smart phone app or rent out rooms to travelers.
Car services such as Uber and Lyft and short-term rental sites including Airbnb represent a new business model that legislators are studying ahead of the session that begins in January.
Wilmington police and deputies urge Halloween celebrations to be fun, and safe.
The ride sharing application Uber just launched its services here in The Port City. Wilmington is among the first five cities in the state using the transportation system.
Uber drivers get you where you need to go using their own car and taxi companies aren't too happy about it.