Monday October 10, 2016

Court Overturns Judge’s Order Barring Uber & Lyft In Philadelphia

It looks like Uber and Lyft are finally getting some good news from the courts for a change today. This is only a temporary 90 day reprieve from the restraining order, so things could go right back to the way the were in three months.

Uber filed an emergency petition with a Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court seeking a temporary restraining order against the Philadelphia Parking Authority, the agency that regulates taxi services within Philly city limits. While ridesharing services have authority to operate elsewhere in Pennsylvania, they have yet to reach a deal with the PPA that would let UberX and Lyft drivers pick up passengers in the city. In advance of the Democratic National Convention and in the middle of a regional rail crisis, state legislators passed a bill that authorized a 90-day truce.