Ministry Denies It Wants To Outlaw Ridesharing

  • 12 Sep 2016 9:00 AM
Ministry Denies It Wants To Outlaw Ridesharing
The economy ministry responded to a report that the government was beefing up roadside checks with a view to cracking down on ridesharing. Referring to the ride-hailing service Uber’s recent decision to exit the Hungarian market, news portal said the government was “now going after ridesharing services”.

The ministry said it was reviewing the legal circumstances of the passenger transport market and was not ruling out the liberalisation of cost-sharing services.

“No decision has been made on this matter,” it said.

The ministry added that the government has no intention of eliminating favour-based ridesharing but it expects market players to obey regulations.

Republished with permission of Hungary Matters, MTI’s daily newsletter.

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