October 12

Uber, Cabify stop services in Barcelona due to tighter laws

BARCELONA, Spain — Ride-hailing companies Uber and Cabify say they will stop operating in Barcelona after the regional government in northeastern Spain passed tighter regulations.Uber says in a statement Thursday that the law requiring users of the ride-hailing apps to contract services 15 minutes beforehand was “totally incompatible with the immediacy of on-demand services.”The regional government of Catalonia is imposing the restriction after taxi drivers went on strike for several days in Barcelona. The protest included taxi drivers blocking a major boulevard and trashing cars used by ride-hailing companies.Cabify says that it is disappointed that authorities “gave in to the pressure and demands of the taxi sector.”Taxi drivers are striking in Madrid for similar restrictions on ride-hailing services.The Associated Press


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