This post below appeared on an Uber blog on June 16, 2014, posted by Nick.
Late last week, we learned that the Cambridge License Commission has proposed a series of regulations specifically designed to SHUT DOWN innovative transportation options in the City of Cambridge, including both UberBlack and uberX products. What’s more, these regulations were drafted under the radar, without seeking or considering the input of Cambridge residents.
This is particularly disturbing given the enormous impact these regulations would have on Cambridge residents, visitors, and businesses. Specifically, these regulations would:
Set a $50 minimum price for any non-taxi car ride, regardless of time or distance
Prohibit you from requesting a ride on-demand from anyone other than a taxi
Forbid any technological device from being part of fare calculation during a ride
TELL CAMBRIDGE THAT YOU WANT UBER
For a city known for its innovation and progressiveness, it is shocking that Cambridge would cling so blindly to the past and ban an innovation that thousands of its residents and small businesses value and use on a daily basis. Even more unbelievably, there has been no meaningful effort to seek public input on the proposal, nor publicize the process or timeline for passing it.
Tell the Cambridge License Commission and City Manager Richard Rossi that the people of Cambridge won’t be ignored or denied transportation options! Come and show your support for Uber during Tuesday’s Cambridge License Commission hearing where these regulations will be considered:
Tuesday, June 17, 6:00pm
Michael J. Lombardi Building, 831 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA
Basement Conference Room
Cambridge is your city and you deserve a voice. Tell the Cambridge License Commission that you deserve affordable, reliable transportation options, and that