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The Road To An Agreement Between Uber And KCMO

With a growing reputation for welcoming and fostering tech startups, things became awkward for Kansas City , Mo. last year when ride-hiring services Lyft and Uber came to town. Now that an agreement has finally been reached, we recount the steps it took to get there. 


  • Andy Hung is the General Manager of Uber Kansas City.
  • Cindy Circo is Mayor Pro Tem of Kansas City, Mo.
  • Matt Hodapp has been reporting on the Uber story for KCUR.
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