Published On: Mon, Jul 20th, 2015

Uber locks horns with New York city hall over plans to limit fleet expansion

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The ride-booking app Uber is fighting New York’s city hall, which wants to keep in check a fleet of vehicles that already far outnumbers the Big Apple’s trademark yellow cabs.

Local authorities in the largest US city could vote as early as next week to limit increases in what it calls new for-hire vehicles (FHV) pending a study on their impact on traffic, and in particular traffic jams.

The limitation could be a severe as an increase of just 1 per cent per year for companies with more than 500 vehicles, and 5 per cent with those with between 20 and 499 vehicles… Continue reading 

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Uber can now be sued by taxi cab companies over the service’s

claims that it offers the safest rides for travelers. Jon Tigar, a

Federal District Court judge in San Francisco, issued the ruling More…

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– – Uber was fined $7.3 million on Wednesday by a court in California.

The ride sharing service was given the financial penalty for refusing

to reveal certain information about its practices in that State More…

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick works with fourth graders during Cooking Matters,   a nutrition class taught by 18 Reasons,   a local partner of Share our Strength at Glen Park Elementary School in San Francisco

Uber has reached an out of court settlement in the wrongful death

suit by the family of Sofia Liu. The 6 year old girl was killed after she

was hit by a car driven by an Uber driver. On New Year’s More…

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Mexico City could become the first city in the world to limit the

number of Uber cars. This according to an exclusive report in Reuters.

The city is considering draft legislation which would also set More…

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…I first heard about UberCopter when it launched during the recent

Cannes Film Festival. Uber has targeted a critical need. For those of you

who have never been to Cannes (which is probably everyone More…

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