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Dallas officials, Yellow Cab worked together to thwart Uber transportation app

http://www.dallasnews.com/news/transportation/20130914-dalla...

By ROBERT WILONSKY and RUDOLPH BUSH
Staff Writers

Published: 14 September 2013 11:24 PM

Updated: 14 September 2013 11:44 PM

Top city officials in Dallas, including lawyers and the police, worked in concert with representatives of Yellow Cab before a crackdown on Uber, the smartphone car service that the cab company sees as a threat.

Interim City Manager A.C. Gonzalez coordinated the effort, and the mayor’s office now is scrutinizing his actions, according to interviews and records obtained by The Dallas Morning News.

The anti-Uber campaign included a widespread sting this summer in which police and city transportation officials wrote citations against drivers under contract with Uber. Meanwhile, an attorney for Yellow Cab — a longtime political and financial benefactor to council members — helped draft a proposed ordinance that could make it harder for Uber to operate in Dallas.

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