Rio’s City Council Bans Uber and Private Transportation Services

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Rio de Janeiro City Council members voted on Tuesday, August 25th on a bill which regulates the transportation of passengers in the city, banning services such as Uber, where individuals use their private automobiles to transport passengers, from city streets. The votes were overwhelmingly in favor of the bill with 43 council members for and only one against.

According to City Council President, Jorge Felippe the project was designed to benefit the city’s population, “The Council voted according to the population’s wishes to respect the law. Lawlessness is . . .

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