Who will win in Chicago: Uber or taxis? And what does that mean for consumers?

Who will win in Chicago: Uber or taxis? And what does that mean for consumers?
Who will win in Chicago: Uber or taxis? And what does that mean for consumers?

Who will win in Chicago: Uber or taxis? And what does that mean for consumers?

If Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s budget makes it through City Council as is, it’s going to be a bit more expensive to get around the city. Additional fees could be on the way for services like Uber and Lyft as well as for traditional taxi cabs. These and other tweaks the mayor’s proposing had us thinking about how we regulate transportation here in Chicago, whether we’re doing it right, and what it means for all of us as we travel around the city…as well as those companies that provide the services. Jim Speta, professor at Northwestern University School of Law who studies internet policy has been looking into what the de-regulation of the telecom and airline industries can tell us about what’s going on with Uber and taxis here in Chicago. (Flickr/Chris Eason)