PRC denies Uber’s application to operate in ABQ

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ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – A big bump in the road for the ride sharing service Uber.

The state says they can’t operate here in Albuquerque.

Wednesday the public regulation commission denied the company’s application for a temporary permit to provide service.

The PRC says the decision is because Uber doesn’t meet the state’s definition of a specialized passenger service.

However, the commission also voted to consider amending its rules to include provisions for transportation companies like Uber.

A timeline for the rulemaking has not yet been set. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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