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Miami-Dade steps up enforcement against Lyft

June 7, 2014
Associated Press

MIAMI (AP) — Miami-Dade County is stepping up enforcement against ride-sharing company Lyft after it began offering rides in South Florida.

The Miami Herald reports ( ) the county has impounded three automobiles belonging to Lyft drivers.

The company began operating in Miami-Dade about two weeks ago. Passengers use a smartphone application to find a nearby Lyft driver and request a ride.

Miami-Dade County has fined Lyft drivers for failing to obtain a chauffeur registration and operating a for-hire vehicle without a valid for-hire license.

County Mayor Carlos Carlos Gimenez has said he supports ride-sharing but can't ignore the law.

Lyft lobbyist Jorge Luis Lopez said the company is meeting with county administrators to propose changes to allow ride-sharing.


Information from: The Miami Herald,



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