Brazilian Congress Approves Rules For Transportation Apps

Internet-hailing rides, such as Uber and Cabify, considered the lawmakers' decision a victory for the thousands of driver-partners and users of the services.

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s Chamber of Deputies approved new legislation for transportation apps, such as Uber and Cabify, which will not require automobile to request special license plates but gave local governments the power to regulate and monitor the services within their cities. The decision was considered a victory for the application services.

“The new text approved today by the Chamber of Deputies heard the voice of the 20 million users and 500 thousand driver partners who found in Uber new forms of mobility and income generation in Brazil,” stated

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