- Associated Press - Saturday, June 7, 2014

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 (https://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.

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Information from: The Miami Herald, https://www.herald.com


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