Ashton Kutcher slams Miami for keeping out Uber
Actor Ashton Kutcher slammed Miami on national television this week for snubbing the Uber car service.
Kutcher, an Uber investor, told late-night host Jimmy Kimmel Wednesday that the fast-growing company has been shut out of some cities, thanks to "bizarre, old antiquated" legislation. He compared the restrictions to tactics used by the "mafioso." Then he added: "In Miami, it doesn't exist because of some dumb regulation that says it can't."
Kutcher's comments, as noted by the305.com and Curbed Miami blogs, followed Miami-Dade commissioners shelving a rewrite of the limousine ordinance that would have allowed Uber to operate in the county. Uber matches passengers with private-car drivers using cellphone apps, and operates outside of the regulatory process that limits the number of taxis and limousine providers in Miami-Dade.