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Virginia Orders Uber to Cease Operations

Department of TransportationUber plans to continue offering rides to passengers despite a cease and desist order from the Virginia state government, WTOP reported Friday.

The transportation network company is asking customers to contact Gov. Terry McAuliffe, Attorney General Mark Herring or Motor Vehicles Department Commissioner Richard Holcomb to allow Uber to operate, according to the report.

Uber provided riders with emails, phone numbers and a sample Twitter message in support of the public lobbying initiative, the report says.

The DMV has recommended riders choose insured taxi services after ordering Uber to stop operating following allegations of illegal activities, WTOP reports.

Uber claims its transportation services come with insurance coverage and that its drivers have undergone background check, according to the publication.

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