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Ridesharing company Uber suspends operations in Boise

Ridesharing company Uber has suspended operations in Boise.

The company in a three-page letter to city leaders Feb. 26 said it became clear at a city council work session on Feb. 25 that the city plans to impose unworkable and onerous regulations.

Boise leaders want Uber to follow rules already in place for cab services, including insurance regulations and vehicle inspections.

The company had been offering free rides in the city but Uber says that financial burden has become unsustainable.

In a related matter on Feb. 26, state lawmakers introduced an Uber-backed bill to let the company operate the way it wants.

Rep. Joe Palmer, R-Meridian and chairman of the House Transportation and Defense Committee, says he supports the bill because the city is preventing Uber from doing business.

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