Newark Withdraws Decision To Tow Uber At Liberty International Airport

The decision taken by the officials of Newark has marked another success for the cab service provider.

Uber received good news from the U.S. Officials of Newark on February 19, 2016. They refused to tow automobiles belonging to Uber drivers at the train station and airport of the city, a setback for the city in its yearlong effort to crackdown on the company.

The decision taken by the officials of Newark has marked another success for the cab service provider, which defeated the Mayor of New York ‘Bill de Blasio’ in a bruising war in 2015 over the imposition of a proposed limit on new automobiles. The organization claimed that a cap like that was threatening its growth and the reliability of its well-known service.

In Newark, the schedule towing had to start Monday, as revealed by a letter from the Chief Prosecutor of Newark Evans Anyanwu to the taxi company in January. Evans alleged Uber technologies of breaching the taxicab regulations of the city.

On February 19 2016, a spokesperson confirmed on behalf of Mayor that the government of the city no longer plans to tow vehicles. Newark reversed its decision at a time when the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey took a decision on February 19 to block the police departments of the two states effectively from towing or ticketing cab services, such as Lyft and Uber, at the airport.

A spokesperson of Newark said the decision of the city was not related to the decision taken by the Port Authority. It was not clear late Friday that where the law enforcement agency of Newark would continue to ticket automobiles belonging to drivers of Uber at the airport.

Anthony Ambrose (Newark Public Safety Director) said officers are assigned by the Police Department of the city for monitoring the cab services and will continue to summon for the enforcement of the city and state regulations whether or not drivers are working for Uber.

Uber representative responded by saying that the support of Port Authority is appreciated. The jurisdictions of both states overlap the airport, with its Terminals C & B located in Newark and Terminal A in Elizabeth.

Newark Penn Station is owned and operated by NJ Transit, but the roads or sidewalks are not regulated by it, a spokesperson told. Amtrak owns the tracks but the building is owned by NJ transit, she stated.

Spokesman of Uber stated on February 19, 2016, that it had aimed to cover every impoundment cost related to the towing of its driving partners’ automobiles in Newark.

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