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@Knows the code Why are they proposing to issue these rules and regulations when that's already stated in the MCC? The prohibition already seems pretty clear in the Code section you cite.
Wouldn't the workaround be somewhat straightforward? The interface would be something like, I'm at my office in the Loop and I need to go home in Lincoln Park. I could enter both locations on the map, and then the app could say "there's a car 8 minutes away and it would charge you $22 to get home." That way, the fare is agreed to in advance. Uber could factor traffic/demand into its quote. You seem to know the MCC--would that work?
The downside is, of course, that I don't always know final destination, for example when I have Uber take the babysitter home after I get home (one of my favorite uses for Uber).
I agree with you that Uber appears to be operating in violation of the MCC, but taxis in this city (as in most others) suck so terribly. Also arranging a normal black car is prohibitively expensive and not operationally feasible. I don't know when I will leave work or dinner, but I want to be able to get a car immediately. Uber provides nice cars that come to me, which means I don't have to stand out in the rain waiting to ride in some urine-soaked death trap cab.
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@meaganmcgovern Isn't (a) limited taxi availability OR a $69 black car fare preferable to (b) just limited taxi availability? Also, it's "karma."
I haven't had a chance to go through the proposal closely, but does this relate solely to Uber Taxi or also to the normal Uber?