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.

--  Dealing with the Disease of Addiction? Click here for help --



Must Read on

Concord, NH
Broken Clouds 36°
1pm 36°
2pm 36°
3pm 37°
4pm 38°


N.H. DollarSaver

 Monday, 1:30 p.m. - White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer



NH1 on Facebook

Download NH1 App

NH1 on Twitter

Check out NH1 News Rail Polls on LockerDome on LockerDome