- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 24, 2014

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) - Portsmouth Police Chief Stephen Dubois says he is keeping his options open while city officials continue to discuss how to regulate ride-booking companies such as Uber.

City Attorney Robert Sullivan says Uber drivers are technically violating the city’s taxi ordinance, and the City Council this week rejected a motion that would have given Uber drivers the ability to operate in the city without fear of being ticketed for the next 60 days.

But Dubois told the Portsmouth Herald (http://bit.ly/1zxHdzG) that police want to be part of the process of developing regulations before they spend the time and effort on the enforcement end.

Uber uses an app to allow riders to summon a vehicle and know exactly when the driver will arrive. Cabbies say it puts them at a competitive disadvantage.

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Information from: Portsmouth Herald, http://www.seacoastonline.com

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