Photo Courtesy of Flickr/Jason Devaun Uber has drivers signed up and ready to go -- but needs permission to enter the St. Louis market.
The Metropolitan Taxi Commission, or MTC, which governs cab drivers in both the city and county, met yesterday to ponder the UberX question -- basically, whether to allow Uber's ride-sharing app entry to the St. Louis market.
St. Louis is the largest city in the country without UberX, and the company had been hoping to set up shop here by the July 4 weekend. Sagar Shah, Uber's general manager for the St. Louis area, says that drivers are all signed up (in some cases, they're already driving in Metro East, where UberX is allowed) and ready to go.
But after today's meeting, the company has no more clarity on the situation than it had before, Shah says.More »