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Dallas council to work on new Uber, Lyft regulations

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Smartphone-based car for hire services will likely be regulated in Dallas.

The Dallas City Council's transportation committee came to the recommendation on Monday after weeks of discussion. But what those regulations might be are anyone's guess.

A seven-person work group will take a closer look at what kind of rules would be appropriate for services like Uber and Lyft along with existing rules that apply to cabs and limousines.

There's no formal timeline on when new regulations could be drafted, but the committee members hope something could be done by March.

Representatives from Uber, Lyft and cab companies will be part of the rule-drafting process.

The uproar over the service dates back to Aug. 2013, when then interim city manager A.C. Gonzalez quietly placed rules that would have put app-based car services out of business in Dallas. The proposed rules were quickly pulled after complaints from councilmembers over a lack of transparency and debate on the changes.

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