Seattle is set to regulate the number of drivers that companies like UberX, SideCar and Lyft have active on their systems at any given time.
The City Council today voted 5-4 to cap the number of drivers active on each system to 150 at any given time during the day. That means Lyft would be allowed 150 drivers at one time — same goes for Sidecar and UberX.
This isn’t quite set in stone yet. The full Council will meet again March 10 and make an official vote, though since every councilmember voted at today’s committee meeting, the decision isn’t expected to change.
There were several options debated during today’s meeting, from eliminating caps altogether to limiting the number of overall Lyft, Sidecar and UberX drivers altogether.
More details are at our live blog from today’s meeting.