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Although rideshare apps like Uber and Lyft have continued to make headlines for various controversies, it's rare that we get an inside look at how they work. Milwaukee Magazine's article Driving Through Time: Confessions of an Uber Driver is a firsthand account of what it's like to be an Uber driver in Milwaukee.

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Milwaukee has stopped issuing licenses for drivers with rideshare companies such as Uber and Lyft. The city’s announcement comes after Gov. Walker signed a bill Friday prohibiting local rideshare regulations.

The city of Milwaukee has licensed more than 200 Uber and Lyft drivers since last summer.

“The city provided, or conducted background checks on all driver applicants. The city required proof of insurance, which we would review and maintain,” says Ald. Bob Bauman.

Milwaukee also inspected drivers’ cars.

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The Milwaukee Public Works Committee approved an ordinance Wednesday, which would make drivers for Lyft and Uber follow the same licensing rules as taxis.