Feedback
Tech

Uber Suspends Operations in Portland, Oregon, for Three Months

Uber says it's suspending operations in Portland, Oregon, for three months to work out its differences with city officials, less than two weeks after the ride-hailing app's launch was greeted with a lawsuit. Brooke Steger, Uber general manager, wrote in a blog post Thursday that Portland is working to update its regulations for private for-hire transportation that would allow Uber to operate. "Uber is dedicated to curating and continuing a valuable and constructive relationship with Portland’s lawmakers, working to create a regulatory framework that works for everyone, not just us," Steger wrote.

Mayor Charlie Hales said in a statement that a task force will make recommendations by mid-April on permits, pricing systems, insurance and safety inspections, among other issues. Portland sued Uber three days after its Dec. 5 launch in the city, asking a judge to order the San Francisco-based company to cease operations. The city said Thursday that it's no longer seeking a restraining order. Uber will continue operating in the Portland suburbs.

Uber Promises Changes After Driver Is Accused of Rape 2:11
Portland Sues Uber to Stop Service in City 1:33

IN-DEPTH

SOCIAL

— The Associated Press and NBC News staff