Monthly Archives: August 2014

Aggressive Driving: Transit Company Uber Flexes Its Political Muscle

By  @rachelswan Tuesday, Aug 26 2014

Uber raised the stakes in an already acrimonious transit war last week, after announcing that it had tapped Obama political strategist David Plouffe to lead its own campaign. But that was only the latest in a spate of big-wheel hirings as Uber consolidates its new role in the state capital. Once a mere transit startup, it’s now recast itself as a powerful lobbying arm.

The company is currently gearing up to fight state Assembly Bills 612 and 2293 — the first would impose new permit requirements and background checks for drivers; the second would require UberX drivers to carry $750,000 in liability
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