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THE END OF UBER IN CHICAGO?

Discussion in 'Los Angeles & Orange County' started by Uruber, Sep 3, 2017.

  1. Uruber

    Uruber

    Location:
    Los Angeles
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    https://www.illinoispolicy.org/the-...of-rideshare-drivers-and-limit-surge-pricing/

    A proposed crackdown on ridesharing passed out of a Chicago City Council committee Aug. 30, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. The ordinance would seek to cut back on “surge pricing” a practice by ridesharing services, such as Uber and Lyft, in which fares go up when demand rises. The proposal would also require drivers to be fingerprinted and photographed.

    Alderman Anthony Beale, 9th Ward, longtime ridesharing opponent and chairman of the Committee on Transportation and Public Way, pushed the ordinance through committee, according to the Sun-Times. The move came despite the fact a surge-pricing study previously commissioned by the Transportation Committee has not yet concluded.

    This is not the first time Beale has gone after ridesharing. In June 2016, Beale and other aldermen proposed a slew of similar regulations, which included city-overseen fingerprinting of drivers and vehicle checks and mandating that drivers obtain chauffeur’s licenses. Uber and Lyft protested the regulations and warned that if implemented, the rules would cause the ridesharing giants to leave Chicago.

    In the end, after outcry from drivers and the public, the Chicago City Council passed a watered-down ordinance that required drivers to obtain special chauffeur’s licenses and post signs informing riders they can relay complaints to 311, and prohibited ridesharing drivers from operating cars older than 6 years, unless they submit their vehicles for semiannual testing.

    However, with this new proposal, Beale has dismissed the possibility that Uber and Lyft might leave the city, even daring Uber and Lyft to “walk away from billions of dollars,” the Sun-Times reported.

    Beale cited as a reason for fast-tracking the ordinance an incident in August when Chicago L train and bus service was disrupted and resulted in ridesharing surge pricing, according to the Sun-Times.

    The proposed ordinance would capsurge pricing at 150 percent above the average regular fare and require ridesharing drivers to provide photographs, submit to fingerprinting, and pay a processing fee. Uber and Lyft have claimed that such a move could have a disproportionate effect on minority drivers, according to the Sun-Times.

    Beale has supported various restrictions on ridesharing, including extra taxes, training requirements for drivers, and even an outright, citywide ban. Beale has even joined Alderman Ed Burke, 14th Ward, in attempting to severely restrict self-driving cars, a key project of Uber and other ridesharing companies.

    But Beale’s hostility to ridesharing may have something to do with his friendly relationship with the taxi industry. Beale has receivedthousands of dollars in campaign donations from pro-taxi groups such as the Illinois Transportation Trade Association Political Action Committee.

    And with ridesharing services impinging on the business of traditional taxi companies, Beale’s proposed crackdown should not surprise anyone.
     
  2. UberLaLa

    UberLaLa

    Location:
    LaLa Land
    The man is a HERO!
     
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  3. The federal government should shut down Uber all over completely.
     
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  4. UberLaLa

    UberLaLa

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    Yup...it's a compromise of basic common sense and an affront to the hard working transportation industry that has served this nation for decades.
     
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  5. the only way for Uber to do business the lawful way and making it fair for all is to shut them down like china and Phillipines
     
  6. Mole

    Mole

    Location:
    Novato
    This is really easy to fix get rid of the surge get rid of boost get rid of quest and pay us $1.79 a mile to $2.29 a mile depending on location and limit the amount of drivers per geographic location.

    The simple fact is people are addicted to uber so if you raise prices to about 75% of a taxi they will keep using it they need crack.
     

  7. Exactly. I've been emailing Uber about that. To stop surge because riders are pissed off at the drivers and drivers have no control of any surge. Stop the upfront pricing and just quote the riders per mile charged and they can do the math themselves. If Uber just followed the laws and so business the right way, they wouldn't be getting sue. Don't hired perverts to work in Uber office then sexual lawsuit will never be filed.
     
  8. Mole

    Mole

    Location:
    Novato
    Quality employees create a quality company.
     

  9. If you take care of your employees, then your employees will take care of your customers
     
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  10. Tedgey

    Tedgey

    Location:
    Los Angeles
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    What's the trip with surge pricing. That's the only thing that allows the service to be so cheap the rest of the day
     
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  11. You missed the point. We were talking about up the rate to $1.80.
     
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  12. I believe in that...its true
     
  13. UberLaLa

    UberLaLa

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    LaLa Land
    *ow!
     
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  14. Nats121

    Nats121

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    Arlington VA
    Beale is nothing but a political hack who's in the pocket of the taxi industry.
     
  15. UberLaLa

    UberLaLa

    Location:
    LaLa Land
    So...
     
  16. TwoFiddyMile

    TwoFiddyMile

    Location:
    charlotte
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    Taxi
    Interesting.
    In the past, Uber has always fixed any city or state or country with wheelbarrows full of cash.
    Now, Uber is not so flush and may balk at such measures.

    It's no secret that Chicago has been a deeply corrupt political machine for at least a century.
    Cash could fix this. But I'm not sure Uber is still willing to dish out the payola.
     
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