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Black Cabs Beat Uber In London, But Is The War Over?

Posted on October 18, 2017
London anti-Uber taxi proteset, June 11, 2014 (photo by David Holt via Flickr.com)
London anti-Uber taxi proteset, June 11, 2014 (photo by David Holt via Flickr.com)

You might not realize it, but your taxi choice — go with tradition or punch an app? — puts you right in the middle of a debate about the future of work, technology and who regulates whom.

Last month, the London transit authority dropped a bombshell. It was not going to renew Uber’s 5-year-old license, it said, because the Silicon Valley corporation was not a “fit and proper” company to run a taxi service. The authorities revealed few specifics but said Uber had failed to report serious criminal offenses allegedly committed by its drivers. They also said Uber was not conducting rigorous background and medical checks on its operators.

Washington Post article here

Related item: NLA's Gary Buffo Says U.S. Should Follow London Lead On Uber

Related Topics: Gary Buffo, London operators, National Limousine Association, regulatory enforcement, U.K. operators, Uber

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