• Petitioned Thomas M. Drischler

This petition was delivered to:

Taxicab Administrator for the L.A. Department of Transportation
Thomas M. Drischler
Mayor, Los Angeles
Eric Garcetti

Repeal the Cease and Desist Order on Uber, Lyft, and Sidecar

    1. Petition by

      Cameron Lyon

      Los Angeles, CA

The Los Angeles Taxi system is broken. Cabs in LA are expensive and often late, cab drivers are rude and drive erratically endangering pedestrians, other drivers and passengers alike, and payment options are limited as most cab drivers refuse to accept credit cards.

Alternatives to traditional Taxi service in Los Angeles such as Uber, Lyft, and Sidecar offer residences a transportation solution that is much more convenient, safer, more pleasant, and often times cheaper than traditional cab service in Los Angeles.

Services such as those listed above provide much needed competition for a business sector that due to a lack of it, has up until recently ignored service and pricing concerns from their customers.

Recently the City of Los Angeles sent cease-and-desist letters to Uber, Lyft and Sidecar, warning the companies and their drivers that operating an automobile-for-hire without a permit will not be tolerated.

Citizens of Los Angeles will not standby while an effective transportation solution is pushed out due to political pressure from Taxi companies.

Thomas M. Drischler, Taxicab Administrator for the L.A. Department of Transportation
Eric Garcetti, Mayor, Los Angeles
Repeal the Cease and Desist Order on Uber, Lyft, and Sidecar

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    Reasons for signing

    • Harry Paul LOS ANGELES, CA
      • 4 months ago

      urber, Lyft are fantastic. Have had nothing but good service with them. I agree the Taxi system needs to be revised.

    • Darryl Smith CAPITOL HEIGHTS, MD
      • 5 months ago

      I know that lyft/uber drivers have valid licenses where as I can't say the same for all regular taxis. I feel overall safer in a lyft ride

    • Ali Paras LOS ANGELES, CA
      • 5 months ago

      Because Cab riders take the long way to LAX.

    • Matthew Bliss ROCHESTER, NY
      • 6 months ago

      i think its a great thing cab drivers are dangerous

    • Shaun Harris BREA, CA
      • 6 months ago

      These Ride Shares are much more affordable, enjoyable, and I feel safer riding them than I do in a smelly cab. Please, allow innovation and competition. These services are way better than traditional taxi services in every way.


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