The ride-hailing service Uber is getting hit with a big fine from the state of Pennsylvania.
The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission is fining Uber $11.3 million for operating without authorization for about six months in 2014.
Robin Tilley of the PUC said the fine was calculated using a complicated formula, but she can’t reveal all the details.
“It is based on the number of trips given during that time frame and a per-trip fine,” she said. “The actual number of trips is proprietary, it’s under a protective order.”
Uber currently operates legally in most of Pennsylvania under a temporary authorization. In Philadelphia, however, it’s still considered an illegal taxi service.
Uber representatives have not responded to requests for comment.