Photos: Metro Council debates rideshare service

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  • Advocate staff photo by RICHARD ALAN HANNON -- Baton Rouge Mayor-President Kip Holden, left, and Keith Wyckoff, president of Yellow Cab, speak before the start of the Metro Council meeting on Wednesday at the Metro Council Chambers in Baton Rouge.

  • Advocate staff photo by RICHARD ALAN HANNON -- Baton Rouge Metro Council member John Delgado, right, voices his approval for the introduction into the Baton Rouge market of alternatives to traditional taxi cabs as Councilman Ryan Heck looks on Wednesday at the Metro Council Chambers in Baton Rouge.

  • Advocate staff photo by RICHARD ALAN HANNON -- Baton Rouge Metro Council members Chauna Banks-Daniel, and Scott Wilson have their concerns over the introduction into the Baton Rouge market of Uber, Lyft, and Sidecar, alternatives to traditional taxi cabs, on Wednesday at the Metro Council Chambers in Baton Rouge.

  • Advocate staff photo by RICHARD ALAN HANNON -- Tom Hayes, general manager of Uber Louisiana, speaks on Wednesday at the Metro Council Chambers in Baton Rouge.

  • Advocate staff photo by RICHARD ALAN HANNON -- Brian Trascher, senior partner with Gulf South Strategies representing Uber Louisiana, speaks on their behalf Wednesday at the Metro Council Chambers in Baton Rouge.

  • Advocate staff photo by RICHARD ALAN HANNON -- Baton Rouge Metro Council members Ryan Heck, left, C. Denise Marcelle and John Delgado confer during debate on the introduction into the Baton Rouge market of Uber, Lyft, and Sidecar, alternatives to traditional taxi cabs, on Wednesday at the Metro Council Chambers in Baton Rouge.

  • FILE - In this Jan. 17, 2013, file photo, a Lyft car crosses Market Street in San Francisco. Utah officials are warning smartphone users to check their insurance policies before tapping into ridesharing apps. The Utah Insurance Department says drivers for companies such as Uber and Lyft, who use their own vehicles, should also consult whether they would be covered in an accident. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File) ORG XMIT: FX404