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California regulators follow Lyft leniency by cutting Uber a break

Excerpt from TheNextWeb

Jan 31, 2013 2:44 pm

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Uber is so used to being the edgy antagonist that they may not know what to do with themselves now that California has made them semi-legit. Fingers crossed CEO Travis Kalanick will turn his aggression to building a better Uber rather than towards some poor neighborhood barista.

— Jason Clampet

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Following news that ridesharing service Lyft has entered into an interim agreement with the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), regulators have released a statement saying that private car service Uber has reached an agreement with it as well. The CPUC has decided to suspend its cease and desist notice to the company along with its $20,000 citation, “pending the outcome of the CPUC’s rulemaking”.

Last October, the company was issued a notice to cease and desist from the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) and CPUC over claims that it was operating without the “appropriate licenses, permits and approvals from the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, as well as without the necessary licenses and approvals from the California Public Utilities Commission.”

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