- Associated Press - Thursday, December 11, 2014

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) - The online taxi business Uber, a company worth billions, is contesting a $2,000 fine issued by the city of Eugene, which says Uber should get a license.

The Register-Guard reported Thursday (https://bit.ly/1up510X) that city lawyers contend Uber fits municipal rules requiring any vehicle that transports a passenger for money to get a “public passenger vehicle” license. It levied the fine last month.

Uber takes a cut from fares collected by private drivers from passengers who use its app. Its appeal says Uber doesn’t operate any “public passenger vehicles,” so it isn’t governed by the city requirement.

The company has been operating in Eugene since July. It’s also in legal disputes in Portland, San Francisco and Los Angeles.

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Information from: The Register-Guard, https://www.registerguard.com


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