Nicole Dieker, thanks for the great write-up!
And to answer Ravenclawed’s question, Uber and Lyft use their own private background check systems that typically take a couple days. With fingerprinting implemented, it can take weeks or months to be processed. Uber and Lyft saw that as a major hindrance to its workforce.
It’ll be interesting to see how other cities handle this exact situation in the future. It’s playing out in Chicago as we speak! http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/wireStory/uber-lyft-battle-governments-driver-fingerprint-checks-40050848