TOPEKA, Kansas – Governor Sam Brownback Friday signed Senate Bill 101 clearing the way for the popular ride-sharing service, Uber, to return to Kansas. Uber reinstated the service within an hour of the bill being signed.
In a news release, Brownback was quoted as saying, “This is good news for Kansas and Kansans. Kansas welcomes innovative businesses and the economic growth that comes with them. I was pleased to sign the bill that allowed Uber to return to our state and put its drivers back to work.”
The news release said the governor also became the first person to use the ride sharing service following its return to Kansas. For his first ride in Kansas, the Governor was connected to Vince Weston, a military veteran from Olathe, who supplements his income as an Uber driver-partner.
In addition to Kansas City, Uber will serve the communities of Lawrence, Leavenworth, Manhattan, Topeka and Wichita.