On Matthew Feeney’s first question, I don’t know the specifics of Uber’s background and safety checks, but I would want rules written into law. They should not be “Uber only” rules. The rules they apply may in fact be good ones, in which case they should be ones that are applied to the incumbent taxi industry as well as start-ups that may come to compete with Uber in future years. As I’ve said, I recognize the traditional barriers were often put in place in large part to protect incumbents, but the goal should be uniform rules that meet a public purpose. If Uber has largely designed those rules, that’s great, we can appropriate them from the company and apply them to everyone.
I think I’ve answered his second question, on how to limit the number of rideshare drivers, in my earlier reply.