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Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Uber says it will operate this weekend; PUC says it faces possible sanctions if it does

Posted By on Tue, Jul 1, 2014 at 10:44 PM

Uber released a statement Monday evening intimating that it may continue to operate despite an order earlier in the day from a two-judge panel from the Public Utilities Commission ordering it to stop.

The statement, which appears in it's entirety below, states: “While we plan to continue our commitment to reliable and safe service in Pennsylvania, we look forward to continuing to work with the PUC to find a permanent home for ridesharing in Pennsylvania.”

And while that statement hints at a continued operation, this tweet sent earlier tonight leaves no doubt about the company's intentions:

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A PUC spokesperson meanwhile tells our writer Dan Sleva that if the companies continue to operate: "We can take companies to commonwealth court to hold them in contempt."

Uber's full statement reads: "The ALJ's interim emergency order is baffling, given Uber is already enabling drivers to make a living and contribute to the economy, and providing residents access to the safest, most reliable ride on the road with industry-leading safety standards and best-in-class insurance coverage.

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