The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop #00034

Submission Number:
00034
Commenter:
Alexander Chu
State:
Texas
Initiative Name:
The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop
I want to comment on my use of the ride-sharing service Uber. I have epilepsy which prevents me from driving. I instead use Uber to get around, including to and from work. Because the area in Texas I live in does not have good public transportation, I would be unable to maintain a reasonable level of independence without Uber. Moreover, the service it provides is more efficient and cheaper than alternatives like traditional taxi services. This service and similar services are fundamental innovations that I enjoy and rely on. It is for this reason that I support them and hope the FTC does as well.