- Associated Press - Thursday, May 28, 2015

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - The company that operates the ride-booking service Uber wants the New Mexico Supreme Court to overturn new state rules governing “transportation network companies.”

The Santa Fe New Mexican reports (https://goo.gl/LDaa1D) that Uber is joining a group of cab companies in challenging new regulations recently outlined by the state Public Regulation Commission.

Both the two sides are going to court for different reasons.

The taxi companies say the rules are too easy for Uber, objecting specifically to Uber’s exemption from mandatory drug testing unless a driver has an accident.

However, Hinter-NM, the company that operates Uber in the state, says those rules are too burdensome.

Lyft and Uber use smartphone programs to connect people seeking rides with people who have cars. Lyft recently suspended operations in New Mexico.

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Information from: The Santa Fe New Mexican, https://www.sfnewmexican.com


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