Save uberX in Seattle!
In April of this year, Uber boldly rolled out its first low-cost service in Seattle. We call it uberX, a largely hybrid fleet of cars that brings the reliability and awesome of Uber, but with prices that are 50% less than our Black Car product, and CHEAPER than a TAXI. We launched uberX because Seattleites deserve to have a low-cost Uber – an Uber that is for everyday use, an Uber that maybe isn’t as flashy as a black car, an Uber that is kinder to the environment and friendlier to your wallet.
Unfortunately, the TAXI industry, which is generally in the business of lobbying city governments to outlaw competition, is making headway in getting the City Council to shut down uberX.
The Seattle City Council is going to take action TOMORROW that could shut down uberX in Seattle. Last week, City Council President Sally Clark announced that she’s considering “shutting them down completely”. Now, at the eleventh hour – with no public discussion scheduled – language is being considered to shut down uberX – better, faster and cheaper than a TAXI, but maybe too good for Seattle.
Council Members Sally Clark, Mike O’Brien and Bruce Harrell need to hear from you! Show our elected officials how much low-cost transportation options mean to Seattle.
Sally Clark – firstname.lastname@example.org, @sallyjclark
Mike O’Brien – email@example.com, @CMMikeOBrien
Bruce Harrell – firstname.lastname@example.org, @bruceharrell
Seattle needs more affordable transportation options, not fewer. The Council should be applauded for the work it’s done thus far to modernize Seattle’s antiquated transportation regime, but tomorrow’s meeting could undo all of that hard work.
Seattle residents and riders should be a part of this decision.
Tell the Council to #SAVEuberXsea!
Uber Seattle General Manager
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