Court battle resumes over new ride-sharing service in St. Louis

Court battle resumes over new ride-sharing service in St. Louis

Credit: Lyft

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.

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by KMOV.com staff

KMOV.com

Posted on May 19, 2014 at 5:25 AM

(KMOV) – The battle between a new ride-sharing service and the city of St. Louis heads back to court on Monday.

The director of the St. Louis Taxicab Commission is seeking a permanent restraining order against Lyft, which allows customers to use their smartphones and request a vehicle to pick them up.

Commission officials say they want the company to comply with background checks for its drivers.

No decision was made Wednesday during an initial hearing on the issue. Both sides will resume at 10 a.m.

 

Three weeks ago, St. Louis Circuit Judge David Dowd issued a temporary injunction against Lyft, which prevented the service from doing business in St. Louis.

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