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Uber and Lyft might leave Minneapolis. Could a statewide rideshare app be the solution?

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Minnesota State Senator Omar Fateh smiles during a rally outside the Amazon MSP1 warehouse in Shakopee on June 17, 2022.
Kerem Yücel | MPR News 2022

Twin Cities customers and drivers of Uber and Lyft are bracing for both rideshare companies to stop service in the metro once a Minneapolis ordinance boosting pay goes into effect May 1.

DFL Sen. Omar Fateh of Minneapolis is among those suggesting a statewide solution to improve compensation and protections for workers without losing the industry entirely.

He spoke with MPR News host Cathy Wurzer about his conversations with fellow legislators and rideshare drivers on Morning Edition. Listen to the full conversation by clicking the player above.

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