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Uber And Other Ride-Sharing Services Give Taxis A Run for Their Money04:18

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The popularity of Uber, Lyft and other mobile app ride-sharing services is threatening to overtake the taxi system. As protests across European revealed, cab drivers say these app-based services side-skirt regulations, aren't safe and unfairly drive down prices.

NPR's Elise Hu tells Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson how these services work and why they're becoming increasingly valuable.


This segment aired on June 12, 2014.

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