Portland Limousine Companies Sues City Over Rules Which Limit Competition

by admin on April 27, 2012

Two competing Portland limousine operators recently filed a federal lawsuit against the City in the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon over city rules which the plaintiffs say restrict competition for the sole benefit of Portland’s taxi companies.

The federal lawsuit was filed by the Institute for Justice which is representing the plaintiffs TownCar.com and Fiesta Limousine.

In 2009, the city passed new regulations which required minimum fares for Portland limousine companies which provide transportation to and from the Portland Airport and downtown.  The new rules mandated a minimum fare of atleast $50 for airport transportation.  In addition, operators are required to charge atleast 35% more than competing taxicab companies for rides within the city limits.  All limousine rides require a pre-arrangement of atleast 60 minutes prior to pick-up.

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