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this is a discussion within the NOLA Community Forum; After months of heated debate , the New Orleans City Council finally passed an ordinance on a 4-3 vote to modify the city's existing for-hire vehicle code to allow for hail-a-car app technology, like the San Francisco-based transportation app* Uber ...

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New Orleans City Council opens the door for Uber



After months of heated debate, the New Orleans City Council finally passed an ordinance on a 4-3 vote to modify the city's existing for-hire vehicle code to allow for hail-a-car app technology, like the San Francisco-based transportation app*Uber,*to operate within the city.*

Under the ordinance passed today, luxury sedans and limousines will be able to connect with riders using app-based technology on their smartphones. Drivers also will be able to charge customers according to time and mile, much like a cab, but with a minimum fare of $15 for sedans, $25 for luxury SUVs and $45 for all other limousines.*

Those prices, says Uber's New Orleans general manager Tom Hayes, will make New Orleans one of the most expensive Uber markets in the country.? [ Read more ]

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