As you many or may not know the folks @UberCab have been issued a cease and desist order from the SF Metro Transit Authority & the Public Utilities Commission of California.
More here: http://blog.ubercab.com/day/2010/10/24
If your like me or the many others I know that have found @UberCab to be one of the most innovative approches to transportation in the Bay area (and, soon other areas) then you should let your voice be heard. Don't let all their work go to waste, and let's see if we can push the law and lawmakers to actually praise innovation rather than be stifle it. Making sure they can continue on is the responsibility of all of us, especially the technology innovators & entrepreneurs - don't let them be bullied.
I quote via UberCab:
"We believe that the service we offer is in compliance with the cited regulations.
UberCab is a first to market, cutting edge transportation technology and it must be recognized that the regulations from both city and state regulatory bodies have not been written with these innovations in mind. As such, we are happy to help educate the regulatory bodies on this new generation of technology and work closely with both agencies to ensure compliance and keep our service available for our truly Uber users and their drivers.
Our commitment is to facilitate an improved transportation option that provides safe, reliable, and convenient travel. That will not change. We will continue full speed ahead with the mission of making San Francisco city a great place to live and travel."
More can be found here:
I have found @UberCab to be one of the most innovative approches to transportation in the Bay area (and, soon hopefully other areas), and stifling this growth and innovation in the transportation area would be disappointing to say the least.
Your review of this matter would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.