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State Court Halts Ban Of UberX In Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — UberX had a victory, of sorts, in Pennsylvania State Court on Friday.

It was announced by Uber on Friday night that Judge Robert Simpson of the Commonwealth Court granted a preliminary injunction to the company, thus halting the order for Uber to cease operations of UberX in Philadelphia.

Uber Responds After PPA Vows To Crackdown On Ridesharing Services

Uber issued a statement in response to the news saying:

After today’s victory in Commonwealth Court, Uber is no longer subject to Judge Carpenter’s cease and desist order. Uber celebrates riders and drivers staying on the road in Philadelphia, but the Commonwealth still needs permanent ridesharing legislation from the General Assembly. If Harrisburg does not act in the next two weeks, hundreds of thousands of Pennsylvanians could again lose access to affordable transportation and meaningful income opportunities.

On October 1, it became illegal, once again, for ride-sharing companies to operate in Philadelphia and the state has not made any legislative decisions regarding the future of companies like UberX in Philadelphia.

The PPA vowed to enforce the restriction of UberX, while also lightening restrictions on cab drivers in the city.


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