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Commission approves Uber regulation deal

The Maryland Public Service Commission approved an agreement that would allow for the regulation of Uber Technologies Inc.’s UberBlack and UberSUV services.

Under the terms of the agreement, Uber’s subsidiary, Drinnen LLC agrees to be treated as a common carrier and will file a motor-carrier permit with the commission. It will also provide to the commission the names of drivers accepting rides through the Uber app.

This summer, the commission ruled that Uber, a popular app that allows for users to arrange a ride via a smartphone, was a common carrier and subject to regulation. Uber disputed that ruling because it does not directly employ the drivers or own the vehicles they use to pickup customers. The company also has to file a schedule of its times, rates and charges, including minimum and maximum price as well as surge pricing.

In November, it was announced commission staff and the company had reached the agreement that was approved on Thursday.

About Adam Bednar

Adam Bednar covers real estate and development for The Daily Record.

2 comments

  1. That’s how criminal Uber operates everywhere.
    First, they lie that they are NOT taxicabs.
    Second, they lie that they are not even a transportation company.
    Third, they hire social media trolls to support their criminal agenda.
    Forth, they start a new LLC or a network of new LLCs.
    Fifth, they evade all relevant regulations and laws.
    BINGO. A PONZI scheme in action.
    BAN UBER!

  2. You are 100% right, UBER should be banned in US. They have no regulation, they are illegal. People are not aware of it yet. It’s dangerous for passengers. Any criminal can pick up a car and become a UBER driver. Google Uber Rape, see how many comes up. I mean this company totally making billion while sitting in Palo Alto over sale drivers. Don’t UBER !! It’s illegal…

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