So-called "ride share" apps are making headlines this week in the Twin Cities. The smartphone apps allow users to connect with drivers, setting a pick-up time and location digitally, rather than calling a taxi service or hailing a car on the street.
Uber and Lyft are two of these apps, and though popular in the Twin Cities, they are not technically legal.
Jacob Frey of the Minneapolis City Council wants to change that, citing the need to embrace innovation.
The city is looking at two amendments that together attempt to deal with the new ride share companies, but also ease regulations on cab companies.
The amendments would allow taxi companies to use older cabs and strike a requirement that cab companies have a central dispatch office.
Frey joins The Daily Circuit to discuss his proposal.