Uber wins: State clears road for online-based livery service
The state Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation, which oversees the now infamous standards division, said today the division will issue an operating certificate to Uber now that it has learned a national standards body is evaluating GPS-based metering systems like the one Uber uses.
The office's statement came just a couple of hours after Gov. Patrick's spokesman vowed to get Uber back in the state's good graces, a couple weeks after the division had ruled Uber's GPS system illegal - following a sting operation set up by the city of Cambridge.
In two tweets this afternoon, Patrick spokesman Brendan Ryan said the governor would get Uber clearance:
With all @massgovernor has done for the innovation economy, we're not shutting down @uber_bos. Working on a swift resolution.
full disclosure: @uber_bos very popular in @massgovernor office. i used it last night to get home from springsteen.
Update on the new statement via TechCrunch.