Eight Reasons Why Cities Should Push Back Against TNCs

Posted on November 26, 2014

Recently, Toronto followed U.S., European, and Canadian cities by taking legal action against taxi company Uber.

Opinion writers and editorialists claim this crushes a shiny new app technology and business model. They’ve missed the point.

Uber is actually in trouble for old and ugly business practices.

The checklist of eight reasons include:

  1. Insurance
  2. Driver Screening
  3. Price Gouging
  4. Customer Safety
  5. Denial Of Service
  6. Employment Practices
  7. Customer Privacy
  8. Competition

Toronto Globe And Mail guest column here

Related Topics: Canadian Operators, regulatory enforcement, taxis, TNCs, Uber

Comments ( 5 )
  • UberKing

     | about 6 years ago

    Correct me if I am wrong,but gas stations also have "surge pricing" Why not regulate them? When Uber is surging,riders requesting an Uber have multiple times NOT to accept the rate.There are two or three questions you are asked ,BEFORE proceeding to order an Uber.

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