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‘Uber’ Car Service App Faces Legal Issues
For those living in bustling urban centers, the ability to call a car to one's location with nothing more than a few taps on a touchscreen sounds like a little slice of heaven. It's certainly a step above chasing down cabs and battling other harried urbanites to hop inside (or worse, taking public transportation in the middle of the night). Even better, the trip will automatically be charged to the card you have on your account, so you never have to worry about whether you have enough cash on hand to pay for the ride home. You'll be picked up by a stylish private car and the cost of your trip is often a flat rate rather than a per-mile charge, which can sometimes end up costing less. In short, the service provided by the Uber app (created by San Francisco startup Uber Technologies, Inc.) is pretty awesome, especially for those living in or traveling to big cities. But it seems that some legislators in Washington, D.C. are none too pleased...