Imagine the GUARDIAN giving Boise City a shoutout on New Year’s Day!
We have to give Team Dave an “attaboy” for telling the pushy folks at Uber Cars to stop playing taxi without proper insurance, license, inspection, etc.
While some folks like the “app” appeal of hiring unknown drivers and cars over the internet with automatic charges to their credit card, the GUARDIAN sees the Uber Car gimmick as a no-risk scam for the folks who sell the app. They don’t own any vehicles, have no employees, and act merely as a “matchmaker” for passengers and drivers…all the while taking a piece of the financial pie.
Uber has been banned, fined, and embraced worldwide. They are adept at LOBBYING local governments, and in Boise they are represented by the same PR agent who serves on the Boise School Board and represents Boise City’s Team Dave.
With the pitiful bus system, officialdom should look at adopting the Uber model, run it through City Hall, and do away with buses.
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