Newark mayor provides details on city’s deal with Uber

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NEWARK, N.J. — Newark’s mayor has released details on the tentative agreement he’s reached with ride-hailing company Uber to operate in New Jersey’s largest city.

The deal calls for Uber to pay the city $1 million a year for 10 years for permission to operate at Newark Liberty International Airport. The company also will provide $1.5 million in liability coverage for all drivers in its network.

Democratic Mayor Ras Baraka says Uber also agreed to have a nationally accredited, third-party provider conduct background checks on all of its drivers and enforce a zero-tolerance drug and alcohol abuse policy.

Baraka announced the agreement Friday night. The details of the deal were made public Saturday.

The city and Uber had been in a public dispute recently over taxes, licensing and background checks.


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