The epic 2-year war with the PPA involved lobbying, partisanship, taxis… and horses.
Uber and Lyft are thisclose to being legal.
Months of amendments mean the bill is three times larger than the fall 2015 version.
An appeals judge nullified a Philly judge’s cease-and-desist order.
It all comes down to more money.
The move comes after the Pennsylvania Legislature made UberX temporarily legal, in large part so Philly could look good for the DNC.
Language in the state’s fiscal code, passed by the state House today, means Uber is legal in Philly — for the time being.
The restraining order was filed Tuesday in the Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia.
The ride-sharing service is investing $2.5 million to entice more drivers to high-demand areas, particularly those affected by SEPTA’s Regional Rail crisis.
More UberX drivers could take to Philly’s roads, causing less surge pricing — but Lyft isn’t involved at all.
Seasoned drivers say any extra money they’re promised isn’t worth the hassle.
Last year’s effort raised $1,500 and 11 puppies were adopted because of the promotion.
The ride-sharing service led to declines in DUIs and alcohol-related fatal car accidents nationwide, but when it came here, things changed.
Will Philadelphia officially be included in a bill that would legalize and regulate ridesharing statewide? We’ll find out today.
The chief executives of the state and its second-largest city said the record fine paints the state as “not a welcoming place for 21st century businesses.”