June 28, 2017

Ride sharing companies vs. Cab services



(Source KSWO) LAWTON, OK (KSWO) -Last week, we told you about a new ride-sharing company that will start operating soon in Lawton, called Tride.
Tride is similar to Uber and Lyft as it connects drivers with people who need a ride through their app.

But a local cab company is pushing back, and wants to know why the city isn’t requiring Tride to go through the same permitting process they did when they started operating four years ago.

The owner of Americab, Candy Hanza said she’s not against the ride-sharing services coming to Lawton. She’s just looking for answers, and a level playing field, considering all they had to do to get their business off the ground.

"Its kind of a kick in the gut. We are really hoping the city of Lawton is going to get behind us and help us to be able to compete.", said Hanza.

Candy Hanza said the process to start Americab was tough, including the requirement to have 60,000 dollars worth of insurance for their fleet of cars.
"We had to agree to vehicles that are a certain age, they all have to be the same color, they have to have the same logo its more than […]

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