- Associated Press - Monday, September 22, 2014

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A state judge is set to hear arguments from a group of taxi and limousine operators seeking to stop ride-sharing services from operating in New Mexico.

Albuquerque District Judge Nancy Franchini is scheduled Monday to hear arguments in a temporary restraining order hearing from a lawsuit filed by the group.

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.



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