Feds warn DC on anticompetitive Uber rules

Reuters

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The Federal Trade Commission weighed in D.C.’s proposed taxi rules — not flexing the feds’ authority over the District, but simply as an informed commenter on the proposed rules.

Praising the rules that allow for app-based limo services like Uber, the FTC still expresses “concern that some of the subsequent rules proposed by DCTC may unnecessarily impede competition.”

For instance, as the agency’s announcement puts it: regarding a proposal to restrict how software applications can affiliate with taxicab operators, the comments recommend that DCTC allow for flexibility and experimentation and avoid unnecessarily limiting how consumers can obtain taxis.

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