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Toronto court to ban Uber's operations in the city

  1. Toronto is seeking a court injunction to halt Uber's operations, saying that the San Francisco-based ride-sharing service has been operating in the city since 2012 without a proper license.

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  2. Rippleman

    Rippleman TS Guru Posts: 563   +178

    Different kind of company, different kind of rules. The same shouldn't apply to the taxi industry to this type of service. Example: does greyhound have the same rules as post office?
     
  3. m4a4

    m4a4 TS Guru Posts: 752   +273

    I keep hearing Uber plays dirty and not by the rules. At this point, I don't even care if they get banned. Heck, I would find it amusing if this sets a precedence and it happens in more cities...

    If other companies (like Lyft) have all their stuff together, then all-the-better. Means people shouldn't miss this...
     
  4. Ranger1st

    Ranger1st TS Evangelist Posts: 334   +101

    Still need to have properly insured drivers and vehicles as well as the right training to drive the public around, ( eg: they may be required to stop at all rail crossings and not function on days deemed to be unsafe by the police, winter driving conditions. )... This applies to everything from airport limos to privately owned school minivans, all have to be identified as to what they are on the vehicle as well.
     
  5. Ranger1st

    Ranger1st TS Evangelist Posts: 334   +101

    To follow the latter up; since these people will be dealing with people that are drunk . Ins. alone will require then to have CPR and first aid as well the government will require a police background check with a vulnerable sector check.
     
  6. davislane1

    davislane1 TS Evangelist Posts: 3,564   +2,372

    Company provides service that people like > companies that provide an inferior service sue > people who don't use the service complain it needs more regulation > the unemployed wonder why they can't find jobs in America.
     
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  7. Adhmuz

    Adhmuz TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,653   +523

    "Uber's operations including lack of driver training and vehicle inspections" I'm sorry, but the Taxi drivers around Montreal don't have any more training then the standard drivers license, and if anything most of which drive like complete *****s. Vehicle inspection are a scam anyways and can be bought too easily. The only valid argument is insurance, needing to know CPR should not be required by Taxi drivers. The people complaining are the Taxi drivers, what a surprise, they're loosing business to a more convenient service.
     
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  8. Lionvibez

    Lionvibez TS Evangelist Posts: 1,104   +346

    Both Davislane1 and Admuz have a point.

    But this is the way of the world now.

    You don't compete you litigate.
     
  9. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 11,704   +1,887

    Which is why all state wildlife agencies and the Department of the Interior should get together and ban lawyers as an invasive species.
     
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  10. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 6,514   +2,059

    If you discover your post is being delivered by a Greyhound bus then I think you'll find your answer.
     
  11. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 11,704   +1,887

    The postman never uses Uber or Greyhound, to complete his appointed rounds, just the cutest little trucks with the steering wheel on the wrong side. (for American roads). Although, more often that not, he has to hoof it....:(
     
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  12. Rippleman

    Rippleman TS Guru Posts: 563   +178

    100% exactly my point. They are a shipping company too. You can send parcels but not letters. So should the same rules apply?
     
  13. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 6,514   +2,059

    I never knew they were a shipping company as well, they used to be just a luxury passenger transport bus service when I last used them yonks ago, at least that was the case here in South Africa.
     
  14. Rippleman

    Rippleman TS Guru Posts: 563   +178

    oh they are there? I thought it was a USA/Canada only company. Here they are a shipping company as well as passenger carrier.
     
  15. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 6,514   +2,059

    I think they've been here since the 50's. I remember them from the 60's and I last used their service in the 90's.
     
  16. Lionvibez

    Lionvibez TS Evangelist Posts: 1,104   +346

    Wow that is news to me also I always thought they were USA/Canada Passenger service only.
     

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