Chicago’s new rideshare ordinance, which will force companies such as Uber X, Lyft and Sidecar to adhere to regulations such as background checks, driver training and vehicle insurance and inspections, is expected to go into effect late August. Rideshare drivers and taxi drivers don’t see eye to eye about the implications of the regulations. Neither do politicians. Companies favored the city’s legislation because it allowed them to continue to operate in the city over the state rideshare bill, which they said would curtail the rideshare industry. Riders said consumer protections are good, but so is competition for business. Taxi drivers say the rideshare industry has taken away business.

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