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Taxi board calls out Uber

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The Baton Rouge Taxi Cab Control Board told the company that it is operating illegally. (Andrew Nomura, WAFB) The Baton Rouge Taxi Cab Control Board told the company that it is operating illegally. (Andrew Nomura, WAFB)

The ride-sharing service “Uber” has been receiving some serious buzz in Baton Rouge, but not all the buzz has been good.

The Baton Rouge Taxi Cab Control Board told the company that it is operating illegally. The board explained Uber is not following several requirements in an ordinance passed by the Baton Rouge council. This includes not paying car registration fees, not providing reports on cars and other paperwork.

District 12 Councilmen John Delgado said the city is willing to try and work things out.

“The fact is we don't have an official form yet even created by the city-parish, “ said Delgado “ But the parish attorney's office has been working with Uber to make sure this transition is smooth as possible for this new company.”

Uber, sent a letter stating they are looking forward to working with city-parish officials in finalizing all paperwork. Delgado said with something new there are always going to be some growing pains.

The first time you do anything like this, that’s new, you’re going to have a few glitches,” explained Delgado. “But it's not the end of the world, everything is going to be done by the book.”

And to make sure of that, the taxi board said it will take further action if the issue is not resolved.

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