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Uber Threatening To Leave Houston Over Regulations For New Drivers

The company says Houston’s requirements are making it difficult to do business in the city.

The ridesharing company Uber is threatening to pull out of Houston over what it’s calling “burdensome” regulations.  

In a letter to City Council, Uber says the city’s requirements for drivers duplicate what the company already has in place, leading to a long and expensive process for people who want to work for the company.

They say the city’s rules are making it difficult for the company to hire drivers for the city’s major events. The company has also sent the city a report detailing the economic impact of Houston’s regulations.  

 

Uber’s letter to Houston’s City Council

 

Uber’s Report

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Gail Delaughter

Gail Delaughter

Transportation Reporter

From early-morning interviews with commuters to walks through muddy construction sites, Gail covers all aspects of getting around Houston. That includes walking, driving, cycling, taking the bus, and occasionally flying. Before she became transportation reporter in 2011, Gail hosted weekend programs for Houston Public Media. She's also covered courts in...

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