Regulators advised against granting Uber a license

Uber, the ride-sharing service that’s trying to expand its operations in Pennsylvania, is calling a preliminary regulatory recommendation “disappointing.”

Two administrative law judges advised the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission on Thursday to deny an application by an Uber subsidiary for the same kind of certificate that’s required of taxi services.

Among other things, the judges observed that Uber didn’t show a plan or a commitment to ensure vehicle safety and driver integrity.

The final decision will be in the hands of the five-member utility commission.

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For the time being, San Francisco-based Uber is operating in Allegheny County on a grant of emergency temporary authority by the utility commission through Oct. 21, and it can apply for an extension.

It is pressing for changes in the state law.

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