A bill advanced at the statehouse today to regulate new app-based transportation companies.
Companies including Uber and Lyft use mobile apps for drivers to find fares and for passengers to arrange rides. The companies currently operate in Des Moines, Ames, Cedar Rapids, and Davenport.
Mount Auburn Republican Dawn Pettengill says the bill spells out insurance requirements for the benefit of both drivers and passengers.
“I think they will feel safer than what we have now,” Pettengill says.