Miami-Dade needs Uber — it works


Re the Jan. 30 story Taxicabs to spiff up, take cash or plastic: Miami-Dade County still needs Uber. During a recent trip to San Francisco, friends and I ate at an out-of-the way restaurant.

While I worried about our ability to get a cab to come out to the remote location, my California friend used the Uber app on his phone. Within minutes, a late-model car with a friendly driver picked us up.

My friend knew in advance exactly how much the car service would cost and was able to charge the service to his credit card. The entire process was seamless and a delight.

I was jealous that such a service was not possible in Miami because of bureaucracy and entrenched interests.

Christopher Anderson, North Bay Village

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