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Lyft and Uber one step closer to coming to Decatur

City officials said if the vote passes at the next city council meeting, it will mean Lyft will operate throughout all of Decatur, and Uber would follow in the coming months.

Posted: Nov 22, 2017 10:05 PM
Updated: Nov 22, 2017 10:11 PM

The city of Decatur is one step closer to getting Lyft and Uber.

City officials said if the vote passes at the next city council meeting, it will mean Lyft will operate throughout all of Decatur, and Uber would follow in the coming months.

"It's just a good opportunity," said Ceiara Hitt, who lives in Decatur.

While city leaders still have to vote on the ride-sharing companies at the next city council meeting, they told WAAY 31 they can't see any reason why the vote wouldn't pass -- especially since it's a major convenience for residents.

The idea of having Uber and Lyft in Decatur isn't a new one, but councilmembers told me the application process has taken some time. They said they wanted to make sure they had the right structure in place before the companies came into town. Lyft would be the first ride share to be approved in the city. If it is approved, Uber will follow shortly afterwards.

Hitt said while she personally may not use Lyft or Uber too often, she said her friends most likely will.

"I think some of my friends would, which is awesome," Hitt said.

City councilmembers will vote on Lyft December 5. The first reading for Uber will be on the same day.

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