DelDOT approves Uber to operate in Delaware

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - -- The Delaware Division of Motor Vehicles has announced an agreement between state officials and Uber officially allowing the smartphone-powered private car service to operate in the state under new regulations.

Over the last few months, representatives from the San Francisco startup have met with state lawmakers and the Delaware Division of Motor Vehicles to work on regulations.

The agreement establishes background check requirements, sets minimum insurance requirements and prohibits drivers from taking fares outside of train stations and airports.

Delaware law does not address ride-hailing services like Uber. State regulations do not say how those car services must operate. But the memorandum clears the path for Uber to formally begin operating under clear rules.

Uber has operated in Delaware since late last year.
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