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.
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'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.
Car-Sharing App Raises City Ordinance Questions, Irks Taxi DriversYou may start to see a lot more vehicles with pink mustaches on the streets of St. Paul. A new, free car-sharing app called Lyft connects drivers and passengers. Twenty-six-year-old Rebecca Swanson has climbed aboard the bandwagon simply by having a smartphone and a car.