Chicago BACP: Don't Kill Uber! Remove the No Measured Rates Provision.
  • Petitioned Toni Foulkes

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Alderman, Ward 15
Toni Foulkes
Alderman, Ward 16
JoAnn Thompson
BACP
BACP Commissioner
Rosemary Krimbel
Mayor of Chicago
Rahm Emanuel
Alderman, Ward 8
Michelle Harris
Alderman, Ward 11
James Balcer
Alderman, Ward 14
Ed Burke
Alderman, Ward 23
Michael Zalewski
Alderman, Ward 25
Daniel Solis
Alderman, Ward 27
Walter Burnett, Jr.
Alderman, Ward 31
Ray Suarez
Alderman, Ward 32
Scott Waguespack
Alderman, Ward 33
Richard F. Mell
Alderman, Ward 37
Emma Mitts
Alderman, Ward 39
Margaret Laurino
Alderman, Ward 46
James Cappleman
Alderman, Ward 47
Ameya Pawar
Alderman, Ward 48
Harry Osterman
Alderman, Ward 50
Debra Silverstein
Alderman, Ward 1
Joe Moreno
Alderman, Ward 3
Pat Dowell
Alderman, Ward 12
George A. Cardenas
Alderman, Ward 13
Marty Quinn
Alderman, Ward 22
Ricardo Munoz
Alderman, Ward 24
Michael Chandler
Alderman, Ward 26
Roberto Maldonado
Alderman, Ward 29
Deborah Graham
Alderman, Ward 30
Ariel E. Reboyras
Alderman, Ward 38
Timothy M. Cullerton
Alderman, Ward 40
Patrick J. O'Connor
Alderman, Ward 42
Brendan Reilly
Alderman, Ward 44
Thomas M. Tunney
Alderman, Ward 2
Robert Fioretti
Alderman, Ward 4
William Burns
Alderman, Ward 35
Rey Colon
Alderman, Ward 43
Michele Smith
Alderman, Ward 45
John Arena
Alderman, Ward 49
Joseph A. Moore

Chicago BACP: Don't Kill Uber! Remove the No Measured Rates Provision.

    1. Petition by

      Uber

Since our launch over a year ago, Uber has made great strides in creating a convenient, efficient, and classy transportation alternative in Chicago. As a licensed Chicago business, we have improved transportation options for tens of thousands of Chicagoans, and have helped grow the small businesses of hundreds of our driver partners.

Unfortunately, Chicago’s Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection (“BACP”) has proposed regulations that would prohibit Uber’s Black car service from operating in Chicago. We need your help in the next 5 days to prevent these regulations from taking effect!

Proposed BACP regulations:

Outlaw any electronic measurement device
Section 1.10.a “…PPV licensees may not use any device, including, but not limited to, mechanical, electronic, or digital meters/equipment to measure and calculate passenger fares based on distance and/or time traveled.”

Prohibit the use of time or distance charges
Section 1.10.c “The Department will consider a PPV that advertises or charges its passenger fares by measuring distance and/or time traveled as an unlicensed taxicab…”

Uber’s shorthand response: Limo companies throughout Chicago already charge by time and distance. Uber’s technology simply makes those calculations more streamlined, more transparent, and more accurate.

Collectively, these provisions are designed to prevent Uber’s technology from being used in Chicago limos. Their adoption would end Uber’s ability to offer the streamlined arrangement of limo transportation and ease of payment that you’ve come to expect and love. Consumer choice and accountability would be reduced and the incomes of the more than 1,000 Chicago drivers that depend on Uber would be significantly and negatively impacted.

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    @jgarlin

    Nov 09, 2012

    Save @Uber_CHI - Remove NO MEASURED RATES proposed provision @ChicagosMayor @RKrim ! #UberCHILove http://t.co/c4VOnWPN

    Jeff Garlin
    122k followers

    @jasonfried

    Nov 05, 2012

    If you use Uber, please sign this petition to keep it going in Chicago: http://t.co/rqrATmR8

    Jason Fried
    96.1k followers

    Reasons for signing

    • Abu Hafizuddin HUNTLEY, IL
      • almost 2 years ago

      A very stylist and elegant service in the transportation field in Chicago area.

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    • HAILEAB MERED SAN FRANCISCO, CA
      • almost 2 years ago

      SAFE,CLEAN,ACCOUNTABLE AND DEPENDABLE TRANSPORTATION IS VITAL IN ANY MAJOR CITY. UBER IS THE ONLY COMPANY I KNOW WHO HAS MADE THIS POSSIBLE RIGHT OUT OF THE GATE. STOP YOUR PROTECTIONIST POLICY AND ALLOW UBER BLACK AND TAXI TO SERVE THE PUBLIC THAT IS VERY FOND OF UBER!!!!!!! I AM A CAB DRIVER IN SAN FRANCISCO I KNOW!!!!!!

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    • Andrea Stegert KILDEER, IL
      • almost 2 years ago

      Uber is a great company with great rates.

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    • Scott Wilson CHICAGO, IL
      • almost 2 years ago

      Chicago is one of the best services and I use it constantly for my Chicago-based company and clients. It's safer, more reliable, convenient and a great customer experience that brings transportation services closer to the future. It would be a huge disservice to the public to limit this great company.

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    • Sanjay Shivpuri CHICAGO, IL
      • almost 2 years ago

      Regular cabs refuse to pick me up in my neighborhood

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