Transportation Board Bans Ride-Sharing App

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — A startup ride-sharing app that tried to capitalize on Uber’s suspension in the Philippines has also been ordered to cease operations.

On Monday, Aug. 14, the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board ordered a one-month suspension of Uber.

On Tuesday Aug. 15, startup Arcade City launched in the Philippines, calling itself an Uber alternative.

On Wednesday, the transportation board ordered Arcade City to cease operations or face legal action.

The board said Arcade City is another form of a transportation network company and cannot operate because it has not coordinated with the board.

Arcade City got its start in Austin, Texas, after Uber and its competitor, Lyft, were banned.

In a statement posted to Facebook, Arcade City described itself as a self-governing ride-sharing network.

The platform allows drivers to connect with riders and set their own rates.