Philly Taxi Drivers, Limo Drivers Rally Against Uber

Say No to Uber

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If you took your lunch hour in LOVE Park today, you would have seen lots of taxis driving around

but would have had trouble catching a ride. Cab drivers parked their vehicles and then encircled Philadelphia City Hall in a horn-honking protest to demonstrate they don’t want competition from ride-sharing services.

Dozens of taxis were parked in rows three deep on JFK Boulevard as the drivers held up signs protesting the Uber-X ride-sharing service. The service uses a mobile phone app for pickups instead of phone calls or hailing a cab from the curb. Through the app, the company connects people looking for a ride with private car owners looking for extra money.

Philadelphia Parking Authority regulations have kept Uber from operating the ride-sharing services in the city. Ronald Blunt, president of the Taxi Workers Alliance of Pennsylvania, said cab drivers and owners are united against legalizing Uber-X. //LD


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