Uber’s Response to Lawsuit Filed by Chicago Taxi Companies
You may have read that the taxi industry has filed a lawsuit against Uber in Chicago.
Uber’s technology platform is and has always been legal in Chicago, and despite another transparent attempt by the taxi industry to shut down transportation alternatives, Uber will continue to offer its application to connect Chicagoans to high quality transportation providers.
At Uber, we exist for two reasons:
- To provide efficient, convenient, and reliable transportation for riders
- To help our driver partners increase their income and grow their businesses
It is these two goals that motivate our team every day and we believe that our efforts have made the availability, accountability and quality of Chicagoans’ transportation choices much greater today than a year ago. We also know that Uber has helped thousands of Chicago taxi and limo drivers increase their weekly earnings, expand their businesses and improve their lives. We are incredibly proud of this.
We appreciate your business and your support of innovation in a sector that sorely needs it.
Today, we are excited to announce that Uber will give $5.5M to support a new robotics faculty chair as well as three fellowships at CMU. This gift is part of a partnership we announced earlier this year. In addition, we’re pumped to be part of a growing innovation ecosystem in Pittsburgh that includes world leading research institutions and companies, as well as an increasing number of start-ups.
A new report conducted in partnership with Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) reveals that when empowered with more transportation options like Uber, people are making better choices that save lives.