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Pros and cons for Uber coming to Western New York

The arguments pro and con about Uber, from opposing sides in the debate over the ride-booking service.

Pros

Creates hundreds of part-time jobs in Buffalo area

Provides cheaper, more convenient rides for passengers

Serves areas underserved by taxis

Increases access to small businesses

Buffalo is largest city in nation without Uber

Cons

Would eliminate more than 1,000 full-time taxi jobs here

Threatens taxicab and limousine industries

Fails to provide adequate insurance protection

Fails to conduct proper background checks for drivers

Unfairly limits transportation options for disabled