ARLINGTON, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The following statement is attributable to Gary Shapiro, president and CEO at the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, regarding this week’s ruling by Nevada’s Clark County District Court to end the state’s temporary restraining order on the ridesharing service Uber. CEA is the producer of the International CES®, the world’s largest gathering of the global technology community, which brings more than 150,000 visitors to Las Vegas each January.
“This week’s ruling by the Clark County District Court marks a win for innovation, a win for job creation and a win for consumer choice in the state of Nevada. Nevada’s citizens and visitors require and deserve a variety of transportation options, including taxicabs.
“The Las Vegas landscape is unique compared to other cities, with its concentration of large hotels with their own transportation hubs that try to handle the flow of people coming in and out of their properties efficiently. We encourage Uber to work directly with these venues to ensure that their service can be rolled out smoothly and safely for all.
“We encourage Governor Sandoval, state officials and Uber to work together to develop a long-term solution that supports innovation, and provides a level playing field for all transportation providers and services while recognizing the unique complexities of Nevada, in general, and Las Vegas specifically.”
CEA’s Innovation Movement spearheaded two successful grassroots advocacy campaigns this year to stand up for ridesharing in states of Virginia and Illinois. To learn more about the campaign and how to join us, click here.
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) is the technology trade association representing the $211 billion U.S. consumer electronics industry. More than 2,000 companies enjoy the benefits of CEA membership, including legislative advocacy, market research, technical training and education, industry promotion, standards development and the fostering of business and strategic relationships. CEA also owns and produces the International CES – The Global Stage for Innovation. All profits from CES are reinvested into CEA’s industry services. Find CEA online at www.CE.org, www.DeclareInnovation.com and through social media: http://www.ce.org/social.
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