Judges ban Uber and Lyft from conducting business in Pittsburgh

By Shawn Knight
Jul 3, 2014
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  1. If you need a ride this holiday weekend and happen to live in Pittsburgh, don't even bother trying Lyft or Uber. That's because a pair of judges recently issued cease-and-desist orders to both companies, barring them from doing business until...

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  2. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 5,911   +1,704

    **Translation** Pittsburgh PUC wants to make money.
  3. **Translation** Pittsburgh PUC tells you your doing something against the law ( that they made), and wants a cut of your profits (because taxes.)
  4. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,873   +1,525

    The PUC is a state agency. So, translation, Pittsburgh won't let you violate state law in their city.

    Which kinda makes your post a bit silly.
    worker17 likes this.
  5. Darth Shiv

    Darth Shiv TS Evangelist Posts: 1,415   +303

    In a few states here, they are cracking down on Uber as well. Things like background checks, car safety standards and other restrictions on conventional taxis usually cited.

    One of the counter points thrown back is taxi service is poor here and there are driver reviews online for Uber.
  6. Mikymjr

    Mikymjr TS Enthusiast Posts: 121   +8

    Wow if only they did these kind of checks on airplanes so thoroughly. Maybe some of them wouldn't disappear of the radar

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