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Ocean Springs looking at bringing Uber to the city

OCEAN SPRINGS — Ocean Springs officials are looking at bringing Uber to their city.

Even a member of the city’s Economic Development Council says he can’t get a taxi in under 30 minutes.

The Sun Herald reports the council meeting Monday afternoon will work on how the city can get Uber in town.

The focus: How city taxi laws might dovetail with the new state law that says Mississippi will regulate ride-hailing services such as Uber and Lyft on a statewide basis.

The law puts the job in the hands of the state insurance commissioner. But cities have their own taxi ordinances.

Jaklyn Wrigley, chairwoman of the Economic Development Council says Ocean Springs has been working on trying to get Uber since the first of the year.

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