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Petitioning Alderman, Ward 15 Toni Foulkes and 38 others

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


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.

This petition was delivered to:
  • Alderman, Ward 15
    Toni Foulkes
  • 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 1
    Joe Moreno
  • Alderman, Ward 50
    Debra Silverstein
  • Alderman, Ward 48
    Harry Osterman
  • 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 49
    Joseph A. Moore

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