Thursday, April 13, 2017
Those mustachioed cars? They may be on their way back. More than three years after Lyft launched in St. Louis, only to be shut down by a lawsuit from the Metropolitan Taxicab Commission and a city judge, the ride-sharing service could make a triumphant return.
That’s thanks to new statewide regulations for ride-sharing, which cleared the Missouri House of Representatives earlier today. The bill now heads to Governor Eric Greitens’ desk for his signature — a move that appears likely at this point in time.
Scott Coriell, a spokesman for Lyft, confirmed that, with Greitens’ signature, the company could expand operations beyond Springfield, the only Missouri city in which it currently operates. Lyft is incredibly excited by passage of this bill, which will allow us to expand operations in Missouri and bring increased economic opportunities and transportation options to those around the state. We are currently working on expansion plans, pending signage of the bill, and hope to announce those soon. Uber has been operating in St. Louis since September 2015 , when it announced it was filing a lawsuit against the taxi commission and turning on its app in defiance of regulators. The legislature’s bill will […]