Oregon City fines Uber company For Failure to Get License

November 21, 2014

The city of Eugene, Ore. has fined the ridesharing company Uber $2,000 for failing to get a city license, and a city official says the fine could be repeated daily.

But the Eugene Register-Guard reported that whether Uber appeals the fine or pays up is questionable, since the company and others like it have ignored fines and resisted regulation in other cities.

Uber began operating in Eugene and neighboring Springfield in July. As in other cities, that angered traditional cab companies that have to get licenses and pay annual fees.

An Uber manager didn’t address the fines specifically in a statement but said the company would defend the rights of Uber users and support Uber drivers.

Uber customers download its app and hail rides from pools of independent drivers.

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