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Unauthorized Drivers Look To Take Passengers On A Ride

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Posted on May 8, 2019
If you're at the airport, watch out for sneaky Uber drivers (Photo: Unsplash user Victor Xok)

If you're at the airport, watch out for sneaky Uber drivers (Photo: Unsplash user Victor Xok)

“These people are hostages in that car unless they pay what they’re told to pay,” said airport greeter Mark Glass.

Glass has made it his mission to identify and report these unauthorized taxis. Glass says some of the drivers have threatened him for exposing the airport hustle.

Four drivers in 45 minutes said they were “taxis” or rideshare services “like Uber and Lyft.” They insisted their state issued “livery” license plates or City of Chicago chauffer’s license allow them to solicit rides at the O’Hare and Midway airports.

However, city ordinance clearly states only pre-arranged rides are permissible at Chicago’s airports.

WGN 9 article here

Related Topics: Chicago operators, illegal operators, Illinois operators, Lyft, TNCs, Uber

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Comments ( 1 )
  • Mike

     | about 7 months ago

    Guessing deregulating a whole industry to authorize a technology company that doesn't even complain to be a Transportation company should be ok right way to go consumer protection.

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