Port Authority to Newark on Uber deal: Not so fast

Newark’s tentative $10 million deal with ride-hailing company Uber has hit a roadblock.

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which operates Newark Liberty Airport, has raised concerns about the city’s proposal to receive $1 million per year from Uber for a decade in exchange for the right to operate at the airport.

Most of the airport is within the Newark city limits, and the Port Authority leases the land from the city.

Last weekend Newark Mayor Ras Baraka announced the tentative deal with Uber.

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The Port Authority tells The Associated Press it has expressed its concerns to Newark officials.

The Uber proposal was supposed to be considered at a Newark city council meeting Wednesday but the matter wasn’t acted upon.

Baraka’s office didn’t immediately comment on the matter Friday.

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