Opinion

Don’t subsidize Uber in Wheeling

An editorial from The Intelligencer/Wheeling News-Register 

WHEELING, W.Va. — Wheeling officials would like to persuade Uber, the international ride-sharing company, to operate in our city. That could provide new income for some local residents, while filling in some gaps in transportation services.

Convincing Uber to operate in a city has become something of a keeping-up-with-the-Joneses situation. The thinking in some towns may be that if you’re not big enough to support Uber, well, you’re not big enough. Uber provides a sort of prestige.

In many places it provides a sought-after service, too. Even where buses and taxi cabs operate, Uber can fill in gaps…

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