- Associated Press - Saturday, February 20, 2016

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Transportation officials say ride-sharing firms won’t be blocked from operating at Newark Liberty International Airport.

The move comes just days before a ban announced by Newark authorities was due to take effect.

City officials and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey both announced late Friday that they would not bar Uber and similar services from operating at the airport.

New Jersey Transit also won’t ticket ride-share drivers at Newark Penn Station and other hubs it oversees.

The ban was due to take effect Monday. Uber had said it would compensate drivers who were fined or towed.

The California-based company has operated largely unregulated in the state in recent years. Unions and taxicab organizations have said ride-hailing has cut their profits by as much as 80 percent.


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