So the new sharing economy has been taking off the last few years but is running into some roadblocks. It appears that mainstream businesses think that some of these services may be sideswiping rules and regulations that the mainstream businesses have to follow.
An article in the Columbus Dispatch explains what is happening in places like San Francisco where many of these sharing services have proliferated.
Are those who drive others around as part of a car-sharing service subject to the same rules and regulations as taxis?
It’s a tough question, with no easy answer. But cities and towns will need to look closely at these issues as the sharing economy becomes more prevalent.