Philly Cab Cos. Sue City Over Uber, Lyft 'Favoritism'

By Alex Wolf (August 30, 2016, 5:15 PM EDT) -- A coalition comprising about 80 percent of Philadelphia's licensed taxicabs and dispatchers filed a complaint against the Philadelphia Parking Authority in Pennsylvania federal court, claiming that its regulatory favoritism toward so-called transportation network companies such as Uber Technologies Inc. and Lyft Inc. has put traditional cab companies on the path to bankruptcy.

A group of about 130 plaintiffs who "control well over 1,200 of the 1,631 Philadelphia taxi medallions," said in the complaint on Friday that the PPA, by permitting ride-hailing companies to operate in the city as "de facto taxis" without facing the same "burdensome and costly tariffs and regulations"...

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