- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 17, 2014

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A group of taxi and limousine operators has filed a lawsuit seeking to stop ride-sharing services from operating in New Mexico.

The Public Regulation Commission which regulates taxis and limos previously ruled that Lyft and Uber were in violation of state law. However, the two companies have continued to operate.

Unlike traditional taxi businesses, Lyft and Uber use smart-phone programs to connect people seeking rides with people who have cars.

The president of Yellow Checker Cabs in Albuquerque says the ride-sharing services don’t have proper insurance and are putting their own drivers at risk along with New Mexico residents.

The Albuquerque Journal reports (https://bit.ly/1spRRjo) that a PRC hearing officer is considering whether the services violate the state Motor Carrier Act and could draft new rules that might include the services.

___

Information from: Albuquerque Journal, https://www.abqjournal.com

Copyright © 2019 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times welcomes your comments on Spot.im, our third-party provider. Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide