4 Things To Know: Healthy School Lunches, VW Lawsuit & MoreThese are the four stories you need to know about for Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2016. They include a study delving into whether healthy school lunch plans are worth the effort, and a meeting held to discuss plans to allow alternate taxi services at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.
Taxi, Uber Drivers Sound Off On Airport Pick-UpsHundreds of people have strong opinions on whether or not ride share services like Lyft and Uber should be able to take passengers to and from the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. They packed a meeting room at the Marriott Hotel near the airport Monday night to make their opinions known.
4 Things To Know: Uber At The Airport, Twitter Abuse, Donald Trump & MoreFrom Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport considering adding Uber services to Donald Trump bringing up former president Bill Clinton's affair, here's a look at the top four stories from Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2015.
MSP Airport Officials Hoping To Add Uber, Lyft ServicesOfficials with the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport say it is time to listen to customers' demands and make it easier to use services like Uber and Lyft. Right now, there are no set rules for these types of transportation network companies.
Group Of Techie Teens From Twin Cities Heading To Silicon ValleyA group of tech-minded teens from the Twin Cities is on the summer trip of a lifetime this week. It's an all-expenses paid, hands-on field trip to Silicon Valley.
Ridebooking, Insurance Companies Say They Have Safety DealServices like Uber and Lyft connect drivers with fare-paying riders through smartphone apps. Minnesota is one of many states where lawmakers pitched plans to require extra insurance for drivers. They want to ensure drivers are sufficiently covered in case of an accident.
Ride-Hailing Regulation Debate Could Hit Capitol This YearMinnesota lawmakers could decide whether to regulate the ride-hailing industry this year. House and Senate legislators say they plan to introduce bills soon to toughen insurance regulations for companies like Uber and Lyft.
St. Paul City Council Wants Your Opinions On Lyft, UberThe city of St. Paul wants you to weigh in on car sharing services, like Uber and Lyft.
Mpls. Allows Uber, Lyft To Operate, But With Most Taxi RulesMinneapolis has legalized the operation of transportation network companies like Uber and Lyft, but on the condition they follow many of the same requirements as taxi companies. According to city officials, Minneapolis council members also voted to modernize the city's taxi ordinances, which have been in place since the early 1980s.
News Click: Ride Sharing Services
'Lyft' Ridesharing Launches In MinneapolisThe folks at Lyft are throwing a party and readying to add the cars with the pink mustaches to the streets of Minneapolis. Lyft revolves around a smartphone app that links passengers and drivers for what they call a peer-to-peer experience.
Lyft Car-Sharing Service Plans Minneapolis LaunchA controversial car-sharing service is moving ahead with its Twin Cities launch, though some say that it potentially defies local rules. Lyft has people use their own vehicles to pick up passengers who request a ride through a smartphone app.