Car-sharing app Lyft may find hurdles in Minneapolis

  • Article by: Eric Roper , Star Tribune
  • Updated: August 5, 2013 - 11:23 PM

Lyft has spurred opposition in several cities across the country.

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Cory089Aug. 6, 13 8:20 AM

"“It’s a little dumbfounding to me that this start-up company has this business model that leads them to get into fights with cities all across the country,” Schiff said." --> Not when you realize that the taxi ordinances are there just to limit taxis, stifle competition, and increase fares and licensing fees. Then, you see Lyft being treated like any other competitor that doesn't go along with a government-enforced cartel.

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fuhrmannAug. 6, 13 9:42 AM

They do a phone interview with the driver but it says nothing about any kind of information to determine if the person actually knows how to drive much less be a safe driver when transporting people.

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jb1811Aug. 6, 1310:35 AM

@fuhrmann - That's because this is still a poorly written article. If you go to Lyft's website, you can see that they have incredibly stringent requirements, insurance, background check, type of cars that are acceptable, etc. It really blows my mind that this particular reporter can't be bothered to include such easily accessible details. How about interviewing a Lyft driver in another city? Maybe someone in another city who uses Lyft. There is such a blatant agenda in the last two articles, and it's just inexplicable to me. Yes, there are absolutely people who are upset about Lyft, and in theory potential drawbacks...and those SHOULD be reported on... but all of the benefits and potentially positive aspects should also be reported.

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reader2580Aug. 6, 1311:39 AM

It is one thing when a friend offers a friend a ride and gets gas money for doing it. It is a whole different ballgame when strangers are giving rides to other strangers found through a phone app. There are taxi regulations for a reason. I see complaints all the times about there not being enough taxis, but why are there taxi stands all over the city full of bored tax drivers waiting for fares? The airport has so many taxis waiting for fares that they have a huge holding lot until the taxis get their turn to go to the terminal.

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