Uber Rejects Proposal That Would Legalize Its Service in Brazil’s Largest City


Uber rejected a proposal in São Paulo that might have legalized the ride-hailing service there.

On Thursday, Mayor Fernando Haddad of São Paulo said he was signing a bill that imposed fines and vehicle seizures on drivers of unauthorized ride-hailing services, a category that includes Uber. At the same time, the mayor promised to authorize 5,000 drivers in a new category called “black taxis,” offering a way for many of Uber’s drivers to work legally.

Under the “black taxis” definition, the cars must be painted black and be no more than five years old, and they will only be available for hire via app. Drivers will also have to pay a still-to-be-determined licensing fee. “We are going to incorporate innovation without losing control,” the mayor said.

Read More…

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s