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City investigation started after New York Times story on practice following approval to operate in Portland.

The City Council voted unanimously to subpoena the Uber ride-sharing company for documents related to a software program it reportedly used to evade regulation before being approved to operate in town.

Use of the so-called Grayball software was first reported by the New York Times after the council had approved regulations allowing Uber and similar companies like Lyft to do business in Portland.

Commissioner Dan Saltzman told the council Uber had refused to turn over requested documents concerning the software and policies for its use during a Portland Bureau of Transportation investigation launched after the news report. No one representing Uber testified.

For a previous Portland Tribune story on the issue, visit tinyurl.com/myxwvx9.

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