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.