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Eugene Imposes Fine On Uber


The city of Eugene has fined Uber $2,000 for operating without a license. The company uses a smart-phone app to connect drivers with passengers. The city recently ordered Uber not to operate in the city unless it obtained a license.

At its Wednesday work session, the Eugene City council heard from staff on proposed changes to the city's rules around public passenger vehicles. Assistant City Manager Sara Medary:
Medary: "The code amendment we have proposed is necessary to support all public passenger vehicle companies that are using smart-phone or app-based technologies. This is the technology our largest public passenger vehicle company, Oregon Taxi is utilizing and this code-change supports their efforts to innovate."
The city will also seek input on a rule change that would make companies like Uber operate under the same rules observed by more traditional taxi services. A public hearing will likely happen in January. Rules developed by the city of Eugene will probably apply to Springfield too.

Rachael McDonald is KLCC’s host for All Things Considered on weekday afternoons. She also is the editor of the KLCC Extra, the daily digital newspaper. Rachael has a BA in English from the University of Oregon. She started out in public radio as a newsroom volunteer at KLCC in 2000.