St. Louis Taxicab Commission seeks to shut down new ride service

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by KMOV.com staff

KMOV.com

Posted on April 21, 2014 at 8:19 AM

(KMOV) – The St. Louis Taxicab Commission will be in court Monday in an attempt to shut down a new ride sharing service.

Lyft allows customers to use their smartphones and request a vehicle to pick them up. Unlike taxi services that require customers to pay a fee, Lyft allows customers to give a donation to their driver.

Since it began operating in St. Louis Friday, multiple drivers have been issued tickets and citations. City officials say the company Lyft has repeatedly ignored a cease and desist order from the St. Louis Taxicab Commission, which calls the new service an “illegal cab operation”.  

 

The commission says they plan to be in court Monday to seek an injunction to stop the company.

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