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Uber Ridesharing Threatens to Retreat from Austria

Published: June 27, 2019; 15:09 · (Vindobona)

The US transportation network company Uber wants to mobilise against the taxi and rental car reform in Austria with a petition. The new law would be a setback for Austria in several respects. If the new law is passed on 3 July, we will no longer be able to offer services such as UberX, according to a statement by Uber.

Uber Ridesharing Threatens to Retreat from Austria. If you are against monopolies and in favour of continuing customer-friendly competition in the taxi and rental car industry, sign the petition. (Picture: Uber autonomous vehicle Volvo XC90) / Picture: © Wikimedia Commons / Dllu [CC BY-SA 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)]

Last week, the consolidation of the taxi and rental car industry was decided by the Transport Committee of the Austrian National Council.

On 3 July, it shall then be voted on in the plenum of the National Council.

The change in the law will abolish flexible prices in the taxi and rental car industry.

The UberX service can no longer be offered if the new…

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