Uber Wins NYC Lawsuit Filed by Limo Lobby

Posted on April 23, 2013

NEW YORK CITY, N.Y. -- A court ruling in Manhattan today represents one more incremental step in the drawn-out battle between transit regulators, established interests, and companies that hope to change the way the taxi industry works. Technically, it was the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) that won today.

But it's also a triumph for Uber, Hailo, and similar startups that hope to bring hail-by-smartphone taxi service despite fierce opposition from established members of the city's complex transit industry.

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Related Topics: mobile applications, mobile technology, New York Taxi & Limousine Commission, regulatory enforcement, state regulations, taxis, Uber

Comments ( 1 )
  • SLundquist

     | about 7 years ago

    OK, so if we can't beat them, we need to join them right? I tried to sign up for Uber, to see if it would work for filling rides on dead head directions, but the program didn't like my personalized plates. I emailed and asked for help (no less than 4 times) and no one from Uber has bothered to reply. Strange way to do business.

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