Uber execs to meet with St. Charles City Council

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ST. CHARLES, MO (KTVI)- Uber could soon become a reality in St. Charles County. According to our partners at the St. Louis Post- Dispatch, executives from the company will meet with the St. Charles City Council Tuesday night to seek approval to operate the UberX service inside city limits. Uber's general manager Shah says their goal is to begin fully operating this summer. They're excited and optimistic. The service is cleared in portions of St. Charles County but the company is waiting until St. Charles gives the go-ahead so the service can begin countywide at the same time.

UberX began operating in the Metro East in late March it's still not allowed to pick up passengers in St. Louis City or County.

UberX could be operating in St. Louis and St. Louis County by September. Uber`s premium sedan service, known as Uber Black, has been operating in St. Louis since last October.

Uber black is a third party dispatcher for the already existing sedan services in the city.

Uber competes with more traditional taxi cab services. Riders can use the Uber app on their smartphone to find private Uber drivers who use their own cars.