"I'd like to add that I have unique experiences, which allows me to offer accommodations for people with disabilities, he said. Uber calls itself a "ride-share service, not a taxi company. Uber spokeswoman Eva Behrend wouldnt say how many drivers have signed up in Vancouver. Brent Boger, assistant city attorney for Vancouver, believes Uber drivers aren't following city ordinance. "They aren't complying with our taxi ordinance and our taxi ordinance would treat them as an ordinary, a regular taxi company, Boger said. Boger said there is no ordinance on the books that says people cannot transport other people in their personal vehicles. The deal-breaker is the exchange of money. Boger said the Uber app, which registers mileage and fees, functions like a taxi meter. That makes Uber a taxi company, even though drivers are self-employed. Philip said he didn't know there was an issue.
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