Lyft launching in Minneapolis in defiance of ordinances



By Julio Ojeda-Zapata, St. Paul Pioneer Press

“The City of Minneapolis and Lyft, the taxi-like car-sharing service featuring driver-owned autos festooned with furry pink mustaches, are on a collision course. Lyft said on Tuesday that it will begin operations in Minneapolis this week after launching a St. Paul-only service in August.

But Minneapolis insists that Lyft and similar services cannot legally operate within city limits if they are not properly licensed as taxi companies. This involve a city license for the driver, another for the vehicle, and the required commercial insurance.”

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