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Atlanta council to consider airport's plan to regulate Uber

In this March 25, 2016 photo, an Atlanta Police Rides-For-Hire Enforcement vehicle sits amid taxi cabs outside the departures area of the domestic terminal at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. A battle over background checks for Uber drivers at the world's busiest airport comes as cities like Los Angeles and Austin, Texas, consider more thorough screenings to prevent criminals from getting behind the wheel. Uber has objected to the use of fingerprints to check criminal records of its drivers, saying its own record checks are sufficient. (AP Photo/Jeff Martin)

In this March 25, 2016 photo, an Atlanta Police Rides-For-Hire Enforcement vehicle sits amid taxi cabs outside the departures area of the domestic terminal at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. A battle over background checks for Uber drivers at the world's busiest airport comes as cities like Los Angeles and Austin, Texas, consider more thorough screenings to prevent criminals from getting behind the wheel. Uber has objected to the use of fingerprints to check criminal records of its drivers, saying its own record checks are sufficient. (AP Photo/Jeff Martin)  (The Associated Press)

Atlanta's city council is expected to consider a plan for Uber and other ride-booking services to operate at the airport under certain conditions.

The airport's proposed new rules for Uber, Lyft and other ride-booking firms go before the city council's transportation committee Wednesday.

Officials at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport — the world's busiest airport — have said they want drivers to undergo criminal background checks based on fingerprints, a method preferred by many law enforcement experts.

Uber has objected to the fingerprint checks, saying its own background checks work well, and the fingerprint-based checks would be overly cumbersome for its drivers.

The airport's plan also covers proposed fees the airport would receive from ride-booking firms, when drivers can pick up passengers and where they would be able to do so.