In an open letter to Team Dave and the Boise City Council, the Uber ride share scheme said Thursday they were parking the program for the “foreseeable future” in Boise.
The letter said in part, “High and growing costs combined with unworkable and onerous regulations being proposed by the City leave Uber no other choice than to suspend operations in Boise for the foreseeable future.” COMPLETE TEXT Also a NATIONAL STORY.
The ride share program has been banned in some cities, allowed in others throughout the world.
Boise wanted to do background checks on drivers and inspect vehicles while also demanding proof of insurance. Uber had answers to some of the concerns, but claimed the outdated Boise regs were “like putting a square peg in a round hole.”
We gotta go with Team Dave on this one. Having a slick tech savvy outfit slip into town, offer free “test rides” for a couple months, but violate the the agreement and charge passengers doesn’t speak well for the Uber plan. The city had threatened to file criminal charges for the alleged violations.
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