Uber Drivers Accuse Cabs Of Poaching Their Customers

In a reversal of the normal narrative of the fight between ride-hailing app drivers and traditional taxi drivers, an organization of Uber drivers in Atlantic City is suing the companies that operate yellow cabs in the region, claiming that they’re stealing customers and transporting those customers without insurance coverage. What this dispute is really about is proximity to casinos and to people who are leaving them. In Atlantic City, yellow cab are allowed to wait for fares right next to the casino, and Uber drivers are not. When a person in need of a ride opens up her Uber app and it chooses the available driver that’s physically the closest, that will be the car in the taxi line right outside... 

Read the full story: The Consumerist 

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