Friday, November 20, 2015

Public Utility Commission fines Uber $50 million for defying regulators’ authority

By Eric Boehm 

The showdown between Uber and Pennsylvania has escalated, and it’s getting expensive.  A pair of Pennsylvania judges on Tuesday recommended a massive $50 million fine against ride-sharing company Uber for operating in the state without a license and for resisting the state Public Utility Commission’s efforts to obtain information about how many rides Uber has provided in the state.  Uber began operating in the Pittsburgh area in February 2014, without first getting permission from the state’s regulators. Though both Uber and Lyft, a competing ride-sharing service, later received a two-year operational permit from the state PUC, the commission’s Board of Investigation and Enforcement is seeking to collect a penalty for the period of time when Uber was operating without a license…..To Read More……

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