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Uber stops operating in SA today

Uber ends all operations within San Antonio city limits April 1

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SAN ANTONIO – Uber's ride in the Alamo City ended Wednesday as the ride-share company has stopped operating within San Antonio city limits.

The decision to end all operations in San Antonio stems from the city council's vote to approve a series of proposed changes to policies that regulate the local ride-share industry.

Those rules went into effect April 1, and Uber has said it would abandon all operations because of them.

Uber officials said the city requiring a 10-fingerprint background check in addition to Uber's background check is unnecessary.

Uber is also displeased with the new permitting fees. The company said it would cost up to $25,000 to operate in San Antonio.

However, Uber is not completely gone from the area. Last week, the City of Windcrest voted to allow Uber to operate there.

The current law states residents using Uber in Windcrest can get picked up there and dropped off within San Antonio city limits, but once in San Antonio, they can not get an Uber ride back home.

Uber officials say they will not give up the fight in San Antonio and they note that voters will have a chance to have their say in the May 9 city election.

Uber has also suggested a way on their blog for those who want to find out how to bring their service back.


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