Speech to Text for What Uber is paying to come to Ashland
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"watching out for you, this is newswatch 12's leah thompson is live in downtown ashland. leah -- now that uber has confirmed that they will be coming -- have we heard anything from lyft? ashley i did reach out to lyft for an update on when and if they will apply. lyft responded saying in part we look forward to beginning operations in ashland soon. as for uber -- just a few weeks from now i could get picked up from right here where i'm standing in downtown ashland. [a11]uber is actually coming to ashland-pkg you can officially get picked up or dropped off in uber starting on march 21st. joshua thompson says, "we had to drive ourselves because there's no uber or lyft available in ashland." lyft has not applied to work in ashland yet. but i did send them an e-mail and ask when and if they would be applying. they sent me back a statement saying in part" we look forward to beginning operations in ashland soon." as part of the ordinance both uber and lyft have to pay ashland 5 thousand dollars a year. kelly madding city administrator says, "we think the fee is appropriate." kelly madding the city administrator says the 5 thousand dollar fee is a street user fee. she says everyone pays to drive on the roads and transportation network companies don't have to. administrator says, and i heard that there are some on our roads. ride share drivers will also have to be drivers registered with the designated company, drivers have to at least be 21, valid drivers license, proof desingated driver her name is kristain." they don't need to have their friend kristain be the designated me when they do apply to work in ashland. if and when we do get that information we will share it with you right away. live in ashland leah thompson newswatch 12. newswatch 12 viewers were the very first