Let UBER come to New Orleans
  • Petitioned Mayor Mitch Landrieu

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Mayor Mitch Landrieu

Let UBER come to New Orleans

    1. Joe Corbett
    2. Petition by

      Joe Corbett

      New Orleans, LA

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September 2014

Victory

Joe Corbett: City council voted to change ordinances that will now allow Uber to operate legally in new orleans.

It's important that our city does not get in the way of allowing a quality business like UBER to come to New Orleans. Preventing UBER from doing business in New Orleans sends a bad message to the rest of the country about how we do business here. Do the right thing and let UBER come to New Orleans. #NOLAneedsUBER

City leader threatens transportation company with arrest, fines if it brings business to NOLA

To:
Mayor Mitch Landrieu
It's important that our city does not get in the way of allowing a quality business like UBER to come to New Orleans. Preventing UBER from doing business in New Orleans sends a bad message to the rest of the country about how we do business here. Do the right thing and let UBER come to New Orleans.

Sincerely,
[Your name]

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Victory for New Orleans and UBER!

      Joe Corbett
      Petition Organizer

      Hey Everyone,
      We did it! Today's decision by City Council has paved the way for UBER to operate legally in New Orleans. It's great to see our local government voting in favor of entrepreneurship and innovation. Let's recognize this as a moment when our leaders decided to truly support the people they represent. #whodat

      Sign up for UBER here: https://www.uber.com/invite/uberNOLAVICTORY

      New Orleans City Council considers rules for apps like Uber: Live coverage

      The New Orleans City Council is in session, where it has a set of ordinances on its agenda covering how the city would regulate mobile ride summoning applications such as Uber. When the Council reaches those points, I will report the discussion on this page live. Refresh your browser for the latest updates.

    2. Reached 2,500 signatures
    3. Press: Forbes

      Joe Corbett
      Petition Organizer

      Uber Battle of New Orleans Pits Old Guard vs. New

      Scoring a taxi in the Big Easy is anything but. Ridesharing alternatives like Uber and Lyft are effectively shut out. Entrepreneurs and civic leaders striving to make New Orleans a world class business destination face an entrenched taxi and limousine industry, outmoded transportation codes, and a foot-dragging mayor and city council.

    4. Press: Gambit

      Joe Corbett
      Petition Organizer

      Uber takes it to the people

      Uber, the cellphone app that connects riders to drivers, is stepping up its grassroots game in the wake of a New Orleans city Council ordinance introduced Thursday that would make changes to the city's transportation code to be more receptive to the app, but would also enforce a minimum $25 charge for sedan rides, a minimum $35 charge for SUV rides and a flat rate of $75 for trips to the airport.

    5. Press: Silicon Bayou News

      Joe Corbett
      Petition Organizer

      Uber Encourages New Orleanians to Tell City Council #NOLANeedsUber

      Uber's New Orleans general manager Tom Hayes was hired on a few months ago to get the on-demand car request service up and running in the city. "We've for awhile now had a really popular outcry of demand here," said Hayes.

    6. Reached 2,000 signatures
    7. Press: WWLTV

      Joe Corbett
      Petition Organizer

      App-based car service works to come to New Orleans

      Monica Hernandez / Eyewitness News Email:mhernandez@wwltv.com | Twitter: @mhernandezwwl NEW ORLEANS - Right now, if need a ride in New Orleans, calling a cab is one of your only options. But a company called Uber is looking to change that. The company partners with local companies and independent freelance drivers in an area.

    8. Press: NOLA.com

      Joe Corbett
      Petition Organizer

      New Orleans City Council introduces regulation changes as Uber digital car hiring service looks to enter the city

      With the Uber digital car hiring service showing interest in entering New Orleans - a prospect that has tended to raise questions about the line between regulation of the transportation industry and market freedom in cities around the world - proposed ordinance changes have emerged on the New Orleans City Council.

    9. Press: NOLA.com

      Joe Corbett
      Petition Organizer

      Digital car hailing service Uber shows signs of expansion plans in New Orleans after friction with the city last year

      The digital car dispatcher Uber, which some business and technology champions cited as a barometer of the city's receptiveness to innovation after it encountered regulatory resistance in New Orleans last year, appears to be stepping up its efforts to enter the market.

    10. Press: Silicon Bayou News

      Joe Corbett
      Petition Organizer

      Uber Hires Tom Hayes as General Manager of New Orleans Operations

      The venture-funded, on demand car request service Uber has been working on an expansion into New Orleans, news that was heard around the city in November 2013. As the transportation network company expands to new cities, the need for talented, entrepreneurial-minded hires does as well.

    11. Press: NOLA.com

      Joe Corbett
      Petition Organizer

      New Orleans isn't alone in its resistance to the Uber car-hiring service, Bloomberg report shows

      The digital ride-booking service Uber ran into a regulatory backlash from New Orleans city government after showing interest in offering its car-for-hire mobile application in the local market. That in turn led to a backlash against the city's backlash from people arguing that blocking Uber sends a signal that New Orleans shuns innovation.

    12. Reached 1,500 signatures
    13. Press: Gambit

      Joe Corbett
      Petition Organizer

      Why New Orleans doesn't have Uber

      click to enlarge Just like restaurants and strip clubs, the taxicab industry in New Orleans is bound to the city's seasonal tourist flow. Stumble out of Ms. Mae's in July and a cab is waiting at the door. Stumble out of Ms. Mae's during Mardi Gras and you may be out of luck.

    14. Press: Silicon Bayou News

      Joe Corbett
      Petition Organizer

      Pro-Uber Petition Sent to New Orleans City Hall

      Back in November, community members and fans of technology and convenience banded together to create a petition to bring the on demand car request service Uber to New Orleans.

    15. Reached 1,000 signatures
    16. Press: NOLA.com

      Joe Corbett
      Petition Organizer

      Digital car-for-hire service brings debate about regulation versus enterprise to New Orleans

      A rejection letter from the New Orleans Taxicab Bureau to a technology company that wants to offer a car service through a mobile application has set off protests and opened a local chapter in a national debate about the line between regulation and free enterprise in the taxi and limousine industry.

    17. Reached 750 signatures
    18. Press: New Orleans City Business

      Joe Corbett
      Petition Organizer

      City forces Uber to detour from business route

      Uber, the mobile application that connects users with on-demand car service in more than 50 cities, says it is waiting on city regulations to change before launching its business in New Orleans. Its stance comes after the city, in no uncertain terms, said the company isn't authorized to operate here.

    19. Press: Silicon Bayou News

      Joe Corbett
      Petition Organizer

      On Demand Car Request Service Uber Receives Praise and Backlash from Local Officials

      Word has rapidly spread that Malachai Hull, Director for the City of New Orleans' Department of Safety and Permits Taxicab and For Hire Vehicle Bureau, and others have threatened Uber with arrests and fines if they enter into the New Orleans market. Uber is a venture-funded, on demand car request service, not a taxi company.

    20. Reached 50 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Shane Schexnayder KENNER, LA
      • 28 days ago

      Customers need more choices and innovation. No one should be punished because the taxi cab companies have failed to deliver a good service which has allowed others to offer a superior service for a better price.

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    • Ryan Gaubert NEW ORLEANS, LA
      • 28 days ago

      During peak times at widely attended events, it's nearly impossible to get through to a dispatcher and there's also not enough cabs to support demand at those times. After getting through, it may take up to an hour before getting a cab and more times than most, they send a cab that doesn't fit the people needing to go. Uber is very user friendly. I used it in 4 other cities and it's fantastic. There's no reason NOLA should not already be using this. Preventing this coming into town is just further delaying the progression of a greater New Orleans.

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    • liz king NEW ORLEANS, LA
      • about 1 month ago

      UBER is less expensive and more reliable than a cab service! plus, it's increasing the number of safe drivers on the road and decreasing the number of drunk drivers. it's just smart!

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    • Riley Mayne WALLINGFORD, CT
      • about 1 month ago

      I'm a Tulane student and find that both myself and my friends would be greatly benefitted and much more safe with this service in our town

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    • Lynn Coleman LAFAYETTE, LA
      • about 1 month ago

      Travel to New Orleans frequently, Uber cars and drivers are light leagues above the current cab service available in New Orleans.

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