Uber Suspends Operations in Portland, Oregon, for Three Months

Uber says it’s suspending operations in Portland, Oregon, for three months to work out its variations with metropolis officers, decrease than two weeks after the expertise-hailing app’s launch was greeted with a lawsuit. Brooke Steger, Uber primary supervisor, wrote in a weblog submit Thursday that Portland is working to switch its legal guidelines for private for-lease transportation which will allow Uber to perform. "Uber is dedicated to curating and persevering with a helpful and constructive relationship with Portland’s lawmakers, working to create a regulatory framework that works for everyone, not merely us," Steger wrote.

Mayor Charlie Hales said in a press launch that a course of strain will make strategies by mid-April on permits, pricing strategies, insurance coverage protection and safety inspections, amongst totally different factors. Portland sued Uber three days after its Dec. 5 launch inside the metropolis, asking a determine to order the San Francisco-based agency to cease operations. The city said Thursday that it isn’t in the hunt for a restraining order. Uber will proceed working inside the Portland suburbs.

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— The Associated Press and NBC Info staff
First revealed December 18 2014, 5:04 PM