Oregonian Editorial Board Hearts Uber

The paper-of-record-that’s-no-longer-on-my-front-step comes down squarely on the side of innovation in supporting Uber‘s case before the  Private for-Hire Transportation Board of Review.

I agree. While we continue to need regulation for passenger safety and to prevent abuses, transportation technology is evolving much more quickly than our regulatory framework, and the regulators need to put on their running shoes.

In particular the idea of a government enforced set of pricing and service tiers separating taxis and towncars seems like something out of the Victorian era…

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