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Old 06-06-2015, 12:38 PM
 
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Uber drivers are already required to have TLC licenses. But Uber layers very nicely on top of the already existing livery/black car system. Because of that, it will likely survive any challenges.

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The gubment will just force everyone to get the licenses, and the permits, and Uber will be no more. It is already illegal, because the gubment wants their share of the revenue, and will limit the amount of people who can make money this way.

Uber is like AirBnB and will be gone soon. Dont invest in it.
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Old 06-06-2015, 05:03 PM
 
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Uber drivers are already required to have TLC licenses. But Uber layers very nicely on top of the already existing livery/black car system. Because of that, it will likely survive any challenges.
Then there is nothing stopping all the limo companies from creating smartphone apps, and start advertising.
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Old 06-06-2015, 07:02 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Uber banned in the Hamptons now.
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Old 06-06-2015, 08:44 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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lol, even this idiot judge won't be able to force the city to make up laws as they go along.

Pushing a button on a smartphone is not hailing cab. There's no car in sight being flagged down, the car is summoned out of sight. Medallion fleet plantation owners will lose this round too
The judge can force the city to enforce laws that have existed and been enforced for many years, but at this point the judge is just giving the city a few weeks to come up with an argument why Uber should not be stopped via an injunction from taking anything but pre arranged rides as black cars have always. That means no e-hails until this matter is settled by the court.
The city (and Uber) will have to put some cards on the table to stop an injunction; playing semantics with what is or isn't a hail, when the TLC itself has labeled them e-hails, is not much of an argument against 8 decades of guaranteeing hail rights to yellow cabs.
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Old 06-07-2015, 03:36 PM
 
Location: New York City
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The gubment will just force everyone to get the licenses
You don't actually know a single thing about Uber, do you? Every Uber driver in NYC is TLC licensed and driving a TLC-plated vehicle
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Old 06-07-2015, 03:40 PM
 
Location: New York City
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playing semantics with what is or isn't a hail, when the TLC itself has labeled them e-hails, is not much of an argument
Great stuff, I'll try to remember that when I see a nice watch in a store. I'll just borrow it and when I get arrested I'll just say it's not stealing, it's borrowing I am not guilty by reason of semantics lolool

You want to accuse Uber of using hails, then you have to define what a hail is. I'm sure it's in the city bylaws or whatever, and you can be 100%+1 that a hail is not calling a car not present by telephone, computer, or smartphone. This particular judge appears to be biased against Uber, but it doesn't matter because he wants the city to issue summons against Uber. As soon as the first notice of violation is reported, Uber will have 5 Harvard lawyers get an injunction against the city within 24 hours
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Old 06-08-2015, 05:22 PM
 
Location: NYC
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I was driving in Bkyln on Sunday. I can spot probably 1/2 of the tlc plates being Uber cars. Going from Manhattan to Brooklyn by hailcab is like getting robbed these days.
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Old 06-09-2015, 01:51 AM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Getting robbed is paying boober's surge pricing, which is pretty much any time people typically want car service. Off hours it might be slightly cheaper than yellow taxi, but not by much in NYC with their pricing scheme here.
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Old 06-09-2015, 10:27 AM
 
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And e-hail IS prearranging. Explain to me how this isn't just a technical update to calling a black car company and asking for a pick up?

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The judge can force the city to enforce laws that have existed and been enforced for many years, but at this point the judge is just giving the city a few weeks to come up with an argument why Uber should not be stopped via an injunction from taking anything but pre arranged rides as black cars have always. That means no e-hails until this matter is settled by the court.
The city (and Uber) will have to put some cards on the table to stop an injunction; playing semantics with what is or isn't a hail, when the TLC itself has labeled them e-hails, is not much of an argument against 8 decades of guaranteeing hail rights to yellow cabs.
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Old 06-09-2015, 03:43 PM
 
Location: New York City
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Getting robbed is paying boober's surge pricing, which is pretty much any time people typically want car service. Off hours it might be slightly cheaper than yellow taxi, but not by much in NYC with their pricing scheme here.
huh? who is holding a gun to your head to pay the price. Surge pricing is a fantastic idea, it means you have a car available to drive you where you need to go when there's 10000 people looking for rides

I suppos you would rather have no car at no price instead of a car at a higher price??

People are dumb
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