Uber back on the road in Brno as legal battle continues
The ride-sharing service Uber is back on the road in Brno after the Supreme Court in Olomouc temporarily overturned a ban on its services in the Czech Republic’s second largest city. This is the second time that such a ban has been invalidated by a higher instance court in a protracted battle between Brno’s taxi drivers and Uber.
Brno deputy mayor Matěj Hollan said the ruling which invalidated the ban was no indication of the way the final ruling on the case would swing. He said he hoped the latest ruling would not result in a protest blockade by Brno’s taxi drivers.
The Prague Transport Ministry says it is working to resolve the problem with a new draft law which would put on par a taxi metre and mobile application as well as set down certain ruled for the ride-sharing service such as having compulsory car labels.