Uber Responds To City Of Houston Ultimatum

The company says it has conducted more driver audits and invites the city to witness its efforts


Ride-share company Uber has responded to Houston Mayor Annise Parker’s ultimatum. Parker had asked the company to provide a detailed plan by Friday, April 17, on how to make sure its independent drivers comply with city regulations.

In a letter to the mayor, Uber says it’s stepped up efforts to identify drivers who are operating without a city permit. It also attached an information packet on city requirements that Uber hands out to its drivers.

Parker says in a statement she is pleased with the company’s efforts and has instructed city staff to verify them, per Uber’s invitation.


A letter From Uber to Houston Mayor Annise Parker


4 17 15 Uber Letter to Mayor Parker (PDF)

4 17 15 Uber Letter to Mayor Parker (Text)


City of Houston Information Packet

Houston TNC Informational Packet (PDF)

Houston TNC Informational Packet (Text)



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