Uber is operating illegally in Eugene


City officials warn that the company’s independent drivers could face fines until the ride-sharing services are licensed.

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City officials warn that the company’s independent drivers could face fines until the ride-sharing services are licensed.

A lawyer for Oregon Taxi, the area’s largest taxi company with 125 to 150 drivers, earlier accused Uber of flouting regulations when it launched in the area July 23. San Francisco-based Uber allows customers to hail a private driver using their smartphones.

Eugene city officials remained silent for weeks as they researched the issue and met with representatives from Oregon Taxi and Uber.
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