Proposed rules for Uber, other ride-booking services go before Atlanta city council today

FILE - In this Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016 file photo, a driver displaying Lyft and Uber stickers on his front windshield drops off a passenger in downtown Los Angeles, Calif. Passengers arriving at Los Angeles International Airport will be allowed to leave in an UberX car starting Thursday, Jan. 21. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)

ATLANTA (AP) – Atlanta’s city council is expected to consider a plan for Uber and other ride-booking services to operate at the airport under certain conditions.

The airport’s proposed new rules for Uber, Lyft and other ride-booking firms go before the city council’s transportation committee Wednesday.

Officials at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport – the world’s busiest airport – have said they want drivers to undergo criminal background checks based on fingerprints, a method preferred by many law enforcement experts.

Uber has objected to the fingerprint checks, saying its own background checks work well, and the fingerprint-based checks would be overly cumbersome for its drivers.

The airport’s plan also covers proposed fees the airport would receive from ride-booking firms, when drivers can pick up passengers and where they would be able to do so.

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