GetTaxi competitor Uber pushes to meet transport minister
Uber has been preparing for its Israeli debut by signing up taxi drivers to take passengers who order cabs using its mobile application.
Executives of GetTaxi competitor Uber have asked to meet with Transportation Minister Israel Katz, as part of the company’s efforts to penetrate the Israeli market. Uber brings together nonprofessional drivers with people who need rides and are willing to pay. Katz has expressed resistance to allowing ordinary car owners to transport passengers for a fee, which is currently illegal in Israel.
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