Mayor’s Office

Mayor Miro Weinberger Statement after Meeting with Representatives from Uber

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

October 9, 2014
Contact:  Mike Kanarick
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Mayor Miro Weinberger Statement after Meeting with Representatives from Uber

“Today, after a productive meeting with representatives from Uber, I’m encouraged by the possibility that Uber and its ride-sharing technology platform could improve Burlington’s transportation options.  Like everyone else, Uber will have to play by the rules.  To that end, I was pleased that Uber expressed a willingness to work with the City on a number of significant regulatory issues, including public safety, consumer protection, and municipal payments.  We are exploring whether, as has been done in other communities, the City may be able to enter into an interim operating agreement with Uber that would address Uber’s entry into the market.  I look forward to working with the City Council and existing stakeholders to investigate possible paths forward.” 

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Press Release Date: 
10/09/2014
City Department: 
Mayor's Office