The South Carolina Public Service Commission has ordered Uber to cease and desist operations until it has received all the licensing it needs to operate within the state.
In a statement released Thursday, the agency argued that that the app-based taxi company needs to wait until all applications they've submitted have been approved, and a certificate has been issued.
Uber spokesperson Taylor Bennett released the following statement Friday, doubling down on it's SC operations:
The company has been operating without a license in South Carolina since July 2014, even though state law says a motor vehicle carrier needs to obtain a certificate before getting paid to transport people.
The Public Service Commission says Uber is welcome to resume operations once they've met all criteria for operating a taxi company in the state.
They say consumers deserve to choose what services they buy, but all those services need to be consistent with state laws.
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