Uber C&D from PUC
Uber C&D from SFMTA
As a San Francisco Taxi Driver, properly licensed and permitted vehicles and drivers are a bit of a pet peeve for me; and in this city every time an "Uber" pickup happens you are taking the money out of the pocket of a hard working honest cab driver trying to feed a family and putting into the hands of someone who can't fulfill the legal and background check requirements to drive passengers in our fair city, criminals as it were.
The SFMTA and CPUC are absolutely correct for serving you with a C&D. If you want I can provide a list of close to 200 operators that regularly violate SFMTA and CUPC regulations, many of whom are provider side users of your app. I will be providing this list to the CUPC and have already personally handed it to SFPD Chief of Police George Gascon and his top brass.
Great idea for an app guys, but really sorry execution. Why don't you partner with Bauer's and make it legit and stop feeding the illegal limos.
I know your primary clientele are Marina type douchebags and their retarded chicks but REALLY NOW, do you want to put money in the pockets of dirtbags, criminals and thieves?
You can do better.
@Mrjhnsn dude you need to realize that cabs suck, they smell, they are rude, and only now they are realizing that they are losing money. But when they turn down someone who is trying to get home and has no other way there... Then it's okay?
Thanks for being concerned with the matter at hand. I felt it would be best to address some misinformation in your comment. All the drivers that are working with Uber have been permitted by the CPUC with a TCP license. This means that they have fulfilled commercial license & registration requirements as well as drug/alcohol background testing. Any driver we've partnered with runs a legit limo/town car business and continues to do so using our service to connect with new clients.
Our primary clientele are quality individuals of all ages, from all areas of the city. The drivers using Uber have enjoyed working with and are appreciative of those clients. We're connecting quality clients with quality service providers, none of which are dirtbags, criminals, or thieves.
Have a great day!
Wow. The state agency that sent you that cease & desist, the CPUC, is the same agency that's in hot water for not properly regulating the safety of PG&E's gas pipelines. Neighborhoods burn and people die under their watch, but God forbid anyone should be able to summon a ride from their smartphone....
awesome - sounds like competition is a very bad thing for the utilities commission.
keep up the good work.
Screw these guys,open a virtual office where they have no jurisdiction and run your business from cyberspace- which is what you do anyway.
Great job pissing off the authorities, guys. I'm both impressed and a little jealous at the same time.