CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS (KIII NEWS) - The ride sharing service, Uber will be making a return to the Coastal Bend Thursday after a fifteen month absence from the area.
Last year a city ordinance required that ride-hailing drivers for Uber, Lyft, and Get Me submit a fingerprint-based background check.
The three companies opted to leave the area after the new requirements, ride-sharing services Tride and Fare chose to continue operations.
This year the state legislature removed strict local ordinances and placed a new law that requires the corporations to pay an annual fee, have a state permit, and undergo local, state, and criminal background checks.
Tride has announced they would leave the area once Uber resumes operations.
A news conference will be taking place Thursday at the Selena Auditorium regarding transportation services in Corpus Christi.
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