Taxis Raise War Chest To Sue UberX, Lyft, SideCar

Posted on October 4, 2013

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — Taxi interests in California are collecting a war chest to finance anticipated lawsuits against Lyft, SideCar, UberX and other tech-enabled companies that are using mobile phones to match riders with private drivers for hire.

The Taxicab Paratransit Association of California, which represents major cab companies across the state, will meet on Thursday to decide how to proceed in the wake of a state Public Utilities Commission ruling that accepts the new mobile device ride dispatching services under specific conditions.

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Related Topics: California Public Utilities Commission, lawsuits, mobile applications, state regulations

Comments ( 1 )
  • Joe

     | about 7 years ago

    I think UberX is a great way for an individual to get into the transportation industry. In Dallas Texas you have to have 3 sedans or a sedan and a stretch limousine to get a permit with the airports. I feel UberX gives a person the ability to be a true owner operator with having the ability to grow into a true limousine company.

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