Dec 17, 2015 9:12 AM

Portsmouth taxi company owner threatens to pull cabs over Uber

The Associated Press

PORTSMOUTH — A taxi company owner is threatening to pull his eight cabs out of Portsmouth on New Year's Eve because of the city's alleged lack of enforcement against ride-sharing service Uber.

Great Bay Taxi owner John Palreiro tells The Portsmouth Herald that other cabbies are also considering his plan to work in Dover instead of Portsmouth on Dec. 31.

Palreiro penned a letter to city officials claiming that unregistered Uber drivers have cost his business approximately $100,000.

The letter also states that Palreiro will move operations to Dover for New Year's Eve if a temporary injunction against Uber isn't granted.

Transportation Services Committee Chairman Peter Bresciano recommended Wednesday that Portsmouth City Council seeks a court order to force Uber from operating within city limits.

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