Will Dayton join cities who give Uber the red light?

Uber debuted in Dayton in August 2014.
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Uber debuted in Dayton in August 2014.

Credit: David Ramos

Credit: David Ramos

Currently a group of taxi drivers are petitioning the city to have Uber banned from the Dayton International Airport. These drivers say it is unfair to them since they have to pay for permits and fees and the Uber drivers do not.

>>>Taxi drivers call for Uber ban at Dayton airport 

Here’s a look at the battle that has been going on around the country since Uber started its services in 2009:

Austin, Texas

Uber has suspended service to Austin after failing to overturn city requirements for drivers, which included fingerprinting. After spending millions to overturn the ruling Uber decided to simply leave the city. The ride-hailing app is out of Austin, but not for long if it's up to Republican Sen. Charles Schwertner. Schwertner announced he considers the car service to be effective against drunk driving and would file legislation to create state-wide regulations for these types of services.

>>>Uber, Lyft suspend service in Austin over fingerprint rule 

Nevada

In 2014, Uber had temporarily been denied the right to operate in the state of Nevada by state officials.  Clark County officials with the Nevada Transportation Authority shut Uber down until they could meet the state requirements in 2015. The requirements included obtaining the correct business license and having the correct insurance for its drivers, according to Reno Gazette-Journal.

Louisville International Airport

This Kentucky airport had suspended the taxi service in November 2015 due to not having the correct permits and not paying airport fees. Eventually, Uber and the airport reached an understanding with Uber paying $2 per trip for every pick up from the airport and a monthly $500 fee to operate at the airport. According to a prepared release posted to the airport web site, there is not a fee to drop passengers off at the airport.

Many states and cities are worried about Uber’s process of gathering information from its drivers. Some do not feel that it is as in-depth as it needs to be.

An Ohio man, Chad Rodebaugh, who was a former North Carolina Uber driver told Dayton Daily News today all he had to do was fill out the background check and send in his insurance information then wait about five days to receive confirmation of his employment with company. Rodebaugh said he once had a passenger from the Chapel Hill area say another Uber driver had told that passenger he had a DUI but was still driving.