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Important Newark Airport Update as of 8/29

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I posted this in my thread of Newark Airport.

I received 4 tickets today in Newark. Ive also combed Newark Airport for the last few days looking to see how I can take advantage of the NY rates. I did make over $300 in the last few days and did little work. However, during certain times of day the police seem to lockdown the airport which seems more like the afternoon and the evening. During other times, it seems like you are safe.

It seems like its been safe in the morning to Uber, but I also saw for a time it was safe in the afternoon until a bunch of cops stormed me while I was standing and waiting. I didnt admit anything and received a no standing ticket. I went away for about an hour and came back to the California flights which seem to have lots of Uber people. I did two pickups from the upper levels or departure areas. I then did one pickup from the arrival area or bottom level. I got everyone into the car when the police stormed my operation.

The likely result of the tickets is reduced in court with the help of Ubers attorney. How it goes is you pay the court and submit receipts to Uber. Its not a big deal as they let the attorney represented cases go first in this court. Its just a huge pain in the ass and a disparaging experience appearing in court like a criminal.

At the same time 4 Black people were stopped behind me not for Ubering. From what I could see, the Port Authority was harassing them for being Black. I wonder to myself what about protecting the airport from the terrorists?

In any event be alert. I guess if you have the NYC TLC plates this doesnt apply to you except you might get a ticket for no Newark permit. Not sure how that works with them. My buddy told me that NYC TLC people have no issues at Newark and I read on here a Newark TLC police officer had given someone a ticket.

My advice is to be super alert. The moment you see police, if you dont have the proper plates, dont pickup. It seems relatively safe at certain times, but its not safe a good part of the time. Passengers seem willing to get picked up at the other levels of Terminal C. Thats a better bet than the departure level.
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That happens when you work in the car biz. If you are feeling sleepy just take a nap in the car. Better than falling asleep at the wheel. We all have done it. This isnt a water cooler job.

I made over 400 in fares from two airport days. If I can pull out a grand a week it will be worth it.

Problem is not getting great ratings at the airport. May have to mix in Hoboken with the airport. Morning airport runs, Hoboken by day and airport by night.
I've made the same and no T&LC or tickets. No pick-ups EVER on arrivals levels. It's a "No Uber Pick Up" Zone and most Pax know that. I've been educating every
customer about this for over a year now.
I made 400 without TLC plates, but if I have TLC plates and can roam the entire airport without fear or maybe just fear of the 54 dollar no standing ticket which is a parking ticket...I can make much more...
Likewise. See you over there..... Probably have anyway.
One thing I learned the last year is its hard to make good money on the NJ rates. Its easy to make pocket change, but its hard work to pull 300+ a day. Just working the suburbs going from call to call is really difficult. Lots of windshield time. This airport idea will be much easier.

If they change things up like they have been doing it might be another problem.
One thing I learned the last year is its hard to make good money on the NJ rates. Its easy to make pocket change, but its hard work to pull 300+ a day. Just working the suburbs going from call to call is really difficult. Lots of windshield time. This airport idea will be much easier.

If they change things up like they have been doing it might be another problem.
What if you invest all that money and uber change their ewr rates back to nj rates?
Customers have been complaining non stop on Twitter.
Exactly!!!! The better question is what if I invested more money like for a Suburban? Its a gamble but its not an Atlantic City gamble. If you just picked up TLC plates work your ass off right now before things change.
Exactly!!!! The better question is what if I invested more money like for a Suburban? Its a gamble but its not an Atlantic City gamble. If you just picked up TLC plates work your ass off right now before things change.
what are your tickets and statue ? which terminal did you receive them? since Terminal A is in Elizabeth municipal court and B and C are in Newark municipal court??
Let me tell you my background. Im not in my 20s or 30s. Ive been around the block and have had multiple tickets in the past. Ive been to traffic court quite a few times. Ive been stopped maybe 20 times in my lifetime and dealt with police in different scenarios. Im comfortable around cops. I was even at that Newark Municipal court twice before. Once when I made a left turn where there was a sign and another time for some odd small claims court case where I was a witness. I won in that left turn case proving that the sign was not there legally and I had a letter from the engineers office stating such.

I had been orbiting the airport all day long and dipping into different places to wait. No cops, but at some point in the afternoon the cops came out in force. I was standing in Terminal B when these cops came out of nowhere. I wasnt paying attention and got jumped by 3 cops. Got the no standing ticket. The cops at Terminal C were all very young and looked like they got out of the academy. Fresh faces in their 20s. So I thought I could sneak in this one fare in Terminal C and I tried. I got out of the car smiling shaking the guys hand if I knew him. We get all loaded up when the cops pounce. They dont ask any questions which is a bit disturbing. What if this was my friend? If I ever pick up a buddy at the airport Im going to park in short term from now on BTW. They just started writing me tickets without any hesitation or question asking. These guys were very sharp, but at the same time, irresponsible in their thinking. They should have questioned everyone first before jumping to a conclusion. I felt really sorry for that young family I had to evict out of the car. It was depressing and disappointing. I also felt sorry for the 4 Black guys getting pulled over in the car behind me for something different. They werent getting pulled over for Uber, but being Black and Ubers lawyers wont represent them.

I got 3 tickets because I do carry a fire extinguisher and first aid kit. I knew about these tickets and thought that if I carried those items with me it would be easier for Uber in court defending 3 vs 4. The three tickets I got were For hire w/o proper reg, For hire no liability insurance and For hire without municipal permit. If I had no extinguisher or first aid kit would have gotten one for that too. The for hire without liability insurance will be dropped as Uber does have insurance. The other two tickets will be negotiated and reduced. Uber will probably end up paying 1000 dollars. However, I have also heard these tickets are sometimes dropped because the cop filled them out wrong. In fact, I think the no standing ticket is filled out wrong, but its best just to go ahead and pay that one. Put it in the past and let Ubers lawyers argue the big tickets.

All of the court stuff is now up to Ubers lawyers. Its not for me to worry or think about anymore. Ubers lawyers probably see that Newark Municipal court on a daily or weekly basis in front of the same judge. They are the authority on this issue. As for my "abstract" there are plenty of things on that abstract from years ago and Im not worried about one more thing on there. At this point, Im not young anymore where I worry about abstracts, but I do worry about cash and being able to make it.
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Let me tell you my background. Im not in my 20s or 30s. Ive been around the block and have had multiple tickets in the past. Ive been to traffic court quite a few times. Ive been stopped maybe 20 times in my lifetime and dealt with police in different scenarios. Im comfortable around cops. I was even at that Newark Municipal court twice before. Once when I made a left turn where there was a sign and another time for some odd small claims court case where I was a witness. I won in that left turn case proving that the sign was not there legally and I had a letter from the engineers office stating such.

I had been orbiting the airport all day long and dipping into different places to wait. No cops, but at some point in the afternoon the cops came out in force. I was standing in Terminal B when these cops came out of nowhere. I wasnt paying attention and got jumped by 3 cops. Got the no standing ticket. The cops at Terminal C were all very young and looked like they got out of the academy. Fresh faces in their 20s. So I thought I could sneak in this one fare in Terminal C and I tried. I got out of the car smiling shaking the guys hand if I knew him. We get all loaded up when the cops pounce. They dont ask any questions which is a bit disturbing. What if this was my friend? If I ever pick up a buddy at the airport Im going to park in short term from now on BTW. They just started writing me tickets without any hesitation or question asking. These guys were very sharp, but at the same time, irresponsible in their thinking. They should have questioned everyone first before jumping to a conclusion. I felt really sorry for that young family I had to evict out of the car. It was depressing and disappointing. I also felt sorry for the 4 Black guys getting pulled over in the car behind me for something different. They werent getting pulled over for Uber, but being Black and Ubers lawyers wont represent them.

I got 3 tickets because I do carry a fire extinguisher and first aid kit. I knew about these tickets and thought that if I carried those items with me it would be easier for Uber in court defending 3 vs 4. The three tickets I got were For hire w/o proper reg, For hire no liability insurance and For hire without municipal permit. If I had no extinguisher or first aid kit would have gotten one for that too. The for hire without liability insurance will be dropped as Uber does have insurance. The other two tickets will be negotiated and reduced. Uber will probably end up paying 1000 dollars. However, I have also heard these tickets are sometimes dropped because the cop filled them out wrong. In fact, I think the no standing ticket is filled out wrong, but its best just to go ahead and pay that one. Put it in the past and let Ubers lawyers argue the big tickets.

All of the court stuff is now up to Ubers lawyers. Its not for me to worry or think about anymore. Ubers lawyers probably see that Newark Municipal court on a daily or weekly basis in front of the same judge. They are the authority on this issue. As for my "abstract" there are plenty of things on that abstract from years ago and Im not worried about one more thing on there. At this point, Im not young anymore where I worry about abstracts, but I do worry about cash and being able to make it.
Good Luck and thanks for the information :) I always read your topics and obey ur suggestion!!
Here are a few other things I have to get before going to the NYC TLC office.

First, the defensive driving course. Let me tell you. Do not take the online driving course because it actually takes LONGER than actually going to the classroom course. Just go to the classroom course. Ive taken the defensive driving course a while back because I got a 8 point ticket in Suffolk County. I know about this.

Second, the social security card. Have no idea where mine is. That will be another visit to an office in Hackensack.

Third, copy of drivers abstract. That will be another office visit:(

So, in total, 4 office visits, a visit to a doctor, a visit to the drug testing place. Lots of hoops need to cover.
NJ driver, u are missing the wheelchair course, they made it mandatory, it will cost some 75 bucks too
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