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Uber wants to be public transportation, and I have some serious concerns

Last night, Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi gave some of his most expansive comments to date concerning his vision for the company since taking the reins seven months ago. Among them, he said he wanted Uber to expand its imprint on public transportation, which should raise some serious concerns for most people.

Khosrowshahi said that Uber could eventually become a marketplace for other transportation providers, just like Amazon is a marketplace for third-party merchants today, and highlighted the variety of Uber’s existing businesses, which range from food delivery to trucking.

“I want to run the bus systems for a city,” Khosrowshahi said at an event sponsored by Goldman Sachs, according to the F…

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