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 (http://hrld.us/1hEeVfB ) 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, http://www.herald.com