Uber extends olive branch to Transportation Ministry

The China Post
Date: January 11, 2017
By: James Lo

Transportation Minister Ho Chen Tan (賀陳旦) on Tuesday said that Uber Taiwan had sent a friendly letter

Transportation Minister Ho Chen Tan is seen in this photo taken by Cheng Yung-tai on July 2016. The minister said that Uber Taiwan sent a friendly letter to the Ministry of Transportation and Communcations two weeks ago.

to the Ministry of Transportation and Communications, saying it hoped to initiate a negotiation.

Ho said that the so-called “Uber Policy” imposed by the government had proved successful, as Uber had recently implemented various strategies in an attempt to stay afloat.

The minister said that although Uber promotions such as the “four-hour free ride” event on Jan. 8 might seem aimed at giving back to its supporters, the initiative was in fact a ruse to draw passengers amid dwindling business.

Ho went on to say that Uber Taiwan sent a letter to the ministry two weeks ago, presenting the possibility of cooperating with local taxi companies and saying it was willing to consider different suggestions for its operations.[FULL  STORY]

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