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Lyft begins LAX pick-up service today

The ride-hailing company Lyft will begin pick-up service at Los Angeles International Airport today, just in time for the holiday travel season. City leaders approved a blanket licensing agreement earlier this year to allow Lyft and similar companies, such as Uber, to apply for permits to operate at LAX alongside taxis, shuttles and other transportation services. Lyft, […]

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Council members want to halt LAX ride-hailing with Uber, Lyft

A half-dozen members of the Los Angeles City Council said today that want to put the brakes on a plan to allow ride-hailing companies like Uber and Lyft to legally pick up passengers from LAX, saying it needs further scrutiny to address passenger safety, disability access and other issues. The Airport Commission earlier this month approved a non-exclusive agreement […]

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Judge calls to fine Uber, says they should suspend California operations

The Los Angeles Times reports: Uber — plagued by problems with regulators, drivers and taxi unions around the world — took a big blow in its home state Wednesday when an administrative judge recommended that the ride-sharing giant be fined $7.3 million and be suspended from operating in California. In her decision, chief administrative law […]

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Taxi rules to be reexamined

In a push to level the playing field for taxi firms competing with new, app-based ride-sharing businesses, Los Angeles officials agreed Thursday to re-examine hundreds of regulations that control the city’s nine licensed cab companies. At the urging of Mayor Eric Garcetti, the five members of the Board of Taxicab Commissioners said they would review […]

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