Ben Johnson

Ordinance legalizing UberX, Lyft passed by City Council


Today City Council passed the state’s first regulatory framework for app-based ride services like UberX and Lyft, which are called Transportation Network Companies (TNCs) by the city.

The new tech companies allow anyone with a smart phone and a credit card to order a ride through an app on their phone. UberX and Lyft both started operating unregulated in Minneapolis this winter, and since then city staff has been rushing to put together rules to govern the new industry.


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