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Wolf, Fitzgerald, Peduto ask PUC to Reconsider Multi-million Dollar Uber Fine (Pittsburgh)


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Follow Up to, Pennsylvania Hits Uber with Record $11.4 Million Fine
Original Thread: https://uberpeople.net/threads/pennsylvania-hits-uber-with-record-11-4-million-fine.73652/

Ride-sharing service fined $11.3 million for operating without required approval in 2014
New Article: http://www.wtae.com/news/wolf-fitzgerald-peduto-ask-puc-to-reconsider-multimillion-dollar-uber-fine/39354306

UPDATED 1:19 PM EDT May 03, 2016

PITTSBURGH —Gov. Tom Wolf and Pittsburgh-area officials want the Public Utility Commission to greatly reduce the record-setting $11.4 million fine against ride-sharing company Uber.

The PUC fined Uber last month for operating six months in 2014 without the required approval. The company has said it would appeal.

VIDEO: Watch Janelle Hall's report

The PUC, which also regulates buses and taxis, approved a fine considerably lower than the $50 million recommended by a pair of administrative law judges in November, but still the largest in agency history.

DOCUMENT: Wolf, Fitzgerald, Peduto write to PUC, ask to reconsider Uber fine

Wolf, Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto, and Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald say Tuesday that the fine should be cut otherwise it would stifle innovation and technology companies.

The officials also say state transit regulations didn't clearly apply to ride-sharing firms that leniency is reasonable.
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