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UberX gets unbanned from Portland, now with a new $1 Safe Rides Fee

Portland unbans UberX, slaps down a $1 Safe Rides Fee 'which supports our continued efforts to ensure the safest platform for Uber riders and drivers'

By Anthony Garreffa from Apr 26, 2015 @ 4:06 CDT

It wasn't long ago that Uber was banned in Portland, but the US city has just unbanend the ridesharing company's operations, after months of talks between civic and community leaders.


Uber has now relaunched in Portland with a "safer and more reliable" version of its UberX in Rose City, with the new agreement seeing Uber drivers having to pass background and driving history checks. Their cars must also pass a vehicle safety inspection which needs to be done by a certified mechanic.


Each UberX fare will also feature a $1 Safe Rides Fee, which you can see in the table above.


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