You can now request an Uber ride in Portland, Oregon, but your driver may get slapped with a hefty fine.
The ridesharing company launched in the city on Friday night, a move that City Commissioner Steve Novick said was illegal.
“People who pick up passengers for Uber in Portland should know that they are operating illegally and could be subject to penalties,” Novick said in a press release. “Public safety, fairness among competitors and customer service are our top priorities. Unlike permitted drivers, Uber drivers do not carry commercial insurance, putting Portland customers at great risk.”
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