Uber Has Been Hit With $67,750 In Fines by the City of Portland After 10 Days of Operating Here

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City of Portland transportation officials have issued $67,750 in fines to the ride-sharing company Uber, but have yet to penalize a single driver. Uber has been operating its service in Portland for 10 days, defying city rules for taxis and town cars. The city, led by Mayor Charlie Hales and Commissioner Steve Novick, has sued Uber, seeking a judge's injunction to block the company from operating.City ...   More
 
Monday, December 15, 2014 AARON MESH

Taxi to the Dark Side?

KATU reports Portland taxi and limo services aren't following the rules

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Turns out that taxi ride to Portland International Airport may not be a smart choice after all. WW partner KATU exposed gross misconduct by some of Portland’s taxi, limo and town car companies in their Thursday night broadcast. While the city maintains strict regulations, many driving services operate illegally, forgoing safety checks and up-to-date insurance, if any. Companies also hire drivers ...   More
 
Friday, February 1, 2013 MATT KAUFFMAN

Taxi Drivers Get Raw Deal, Report Says

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A new city of Portland report calls for additional regulations on the local taxi business, citing drivers' long hours and low pay. The following table, drawn from the report (pdf) shows what local drivers make:2011 City of Portland Fair Wage $9.61 Oregon Minimum Wage $8.50 Average Hourly Wage of Portland Taxi Drivers $6.22The estimates are corrected for what the city assumes to be a 15 percent ...   More
 
Friday, January 27, 2012 COREY PEIN

City Hall: Portland Wants to Join NYC in Fighting for Green Taxi Cabs


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Portland City Council this morning will hear a resolution to authorize the city attorney's office to join in an amicus brief and participate in court proceedings in the case of City of New York v. Metropolitan Taxicab Board of Trade. At issue in New York is a federal appeals court ruling that said New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's efforts to require taxi companies to use hybrid or green-energy ...   More
 
Wednesday, December 1, 2010 BETH SLOVIC

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