New York City suspended Tuesday five of Uber’s six bases after the rideshare company failed to turn over trip data.
The city’s Taxi & Limousine Tribunal filing states that all but one of the Uber bases were found guilty of failing to supplying requested electronic trip record data from April to September of last year, the New York Business Journal reported. The bases, which New York City requires for rideshare companies, aren’t allowed to operate legally until the trip records are provided, and the $200 per-base fine is paid.
An Uber spokeswoman said that Uber’s New York City operations will continue.
“Uber continues to operate legally in New York City, with tens of thousands of partner drivers and hundreds of thousands of riders relying on the Uber platform for economic opportunity and safe, reliable rides,” Uber spokeswoman Natalia Montalvo said in a statement. “We are continuing a dialogue with the NYC Taxi and Limousine Commission on these issues.”
Uber had previously drawn criticism for its apparent reluctance to share information last month, when Sen. Al Franken blasted the company for its “lack of detail” regarding privacy policies.
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