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Uber will spend $10M pushing for ‘congestion pricing’ tolls in Seattle

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gerryFrank
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 Posted 3 years, 11 months ago

Basically Uber wants to implement city wide tolls to cut down on traffic instead of admitting that they need to cut down on drivers!! Uber will do and say anything to save their own skin.

https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/politics/ride-hail-companies-to-lobby-for-congestion-pricing-in-seattle-as-city-considers-tolling-downtown-streets/

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    RedANT
    1072 Rider Driver
     3 years ago

    The viaduct is scheduled to close on Jan 11, and traffic in the city is going to be a nightmare.  Considering what a large percentage of city traffic is rideshare drivers, the options are to either limit the number of rideshare drivers in the city, or toll the general polulation in the city to discourage everyone from driving. 

    Uber doesn't want NYC type driver limitations, so the only other solution is to make the rest of the city pay for their oversaturation. Why else do you think Uber has pushed driver oversaturation to such ridiculous levels in the last few months?  They ran out of time recruiting drivers in NYC.  They're starting their recruiting efforts early in Seattle. 

    In the end Uber will have 5 ants per city block earning peanuts, the city will make money off of the thousands of ants driving, and everyone except Uber will get screwed.

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    skynights
    20
     3 years ago

    I would be pissed if they added tolls throughout the city!! It is not my fault the city is over crowded.

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    mrfeeney
    23 Rider
     3 years ago

    Ironic that they will spend 10 Mil just to convince other people to pay their money to fix their problems...

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    sintamarjo
     3 years ago

    Uber needs to take responsibility and limit their cars. I am sick of them trying to solve problems by throwing money around. The cities are congested becuase of the sheer number of rideshare drivers. Everyday drivers shouldnt have to pay tolls to fix this issue.