Portland Uber drivers outnumber taxis; company faces insurance bill
PORTLAND, Ore. -- Uber's fleet is now bigger than all the taxi companies in Portland combined, just two weeks after being legally allowed to operate within city limits under a pilot program.
Some customers complained of long waits because demand has outpaced available drivers.
"I'll get a fare and the person will be like 'Thank God you logged on I've been trying for five minutes to get a fare,'" said Uber driver Ryan Waters.
In the two weeks since it started, Uber says it has added 100 cars a week.
There are about 500 Uber cars in Portland, compared to around 460 taxis.
Just as Uber is taking off, there are two bills in the State Capitol that the tech giant is worried about.
Uber has been emailing its passengers, asking them to tell lawmakers they oppose the two bills.