Speech to Text for Uber and Lyft Operate In Ashland
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[a17]top stoires-stinger mari says: today is the first day that you can actually take out your phone and order an uber of a lyft exciting day for uber and lyft drivers." leslie says "we've been waiting... we're like so happy its finally in ashland" leslie says "i think all the residents here and especailly the college students are really really happy that its here. leslies has been driving for uber since the very first day it came to medford... she says that ride shares expanding to ashland will help her get more rides. leslie says "there's a real concentration of drivers right now in medford. it will open up medford a little bit, it will spread everybody out." but before she could start picking up passengers, she had to register. police cheif says "come to the ashland police department and apply for a permit, it's a very quick process, theres's a one page form." the ashland police cheif told me that it's the same process that taxi drivers have to do... police cheif says "we very deliberatetly, the citys attorney office and the city council very deliberatly made the rules the same for everybody." quite a few drivers were out at the ashland police station registering this morning steffan westerberg tells me getting registered was an easy process, he just had to bring a few things. "i got my lisence for the city, i got my insurance card, registration, proof of address, and then i have my decal right here." plus pay a 60 dollar fee. mari says that 60 dollar fee to sign up here to drive in ashland does get waived if you have a handicap accesible car. in ashland, mari nelson, newswatch 12."