Friday, March 27, 2015

City of Boise Shelves Proposed Uber Rules; Forwards All Questions, Concerns to Statehouse

Posted By on Fri, Mar 27, 2015 at 1:23 PM

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The City of Boise issued a statement Friday regarding its ongoing tug-of-war with Uber that said, in effect, if anything goes wrong with Uber, "don't coming crying to us." In fact, the statement refers all questions and concerns regarding the operation of the app-driven ride share service should henceforth be directed to the State of Idaho.

"Legislation approved by lawmakers this week makes the State of Idaho responsible for oversight on TNCs (transportation network companies such as Uber or Lyft) operating anywhere in the state and precludes oversight of such companies by all Idaho cities, including Boise," read the statement from the City of Boise. "Moving forward, any complaints from Boise residents about TNCs operating in the city will be promptly forwarded to the State of Idaho and closely monitored for swift action by state regulators."

City of Boise officials had moved forward with a proposed ordinance to provide operating guidelines for Uber, but the company suspended its operations in the city and instead lobbied the Idaho Legislature for looser guidelines and found success when both the Idaho House and Senate approved House Bill 262 which provides the framework for TNCs operating in Idaho.


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