The city of St. Paul wants you to weigh in on car sharing services, like Uber and Lyft.
Minneapolis 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.
The 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.
A 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.
You 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.