Block Island Times

Senate passes taxi legislation, again

A bill introduced by Sen. Susan Sosnowski aimed at preventing ride sharing services, such as Uber and Lyft from operating on Block Island, passed in the Senate on Tuesday. Block Island’s taxicab owners and operators have been waging a battle over the past few years to prevent those ride-sharing services from operating on the island.
The legislation, if it passes in the House, would exempt Block Island from the state’s transportation network services law enacted three years ago by the General Assembly. It is the third time the legislation (S2325), known as the anti-Uber

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