Senate Bill 396, which was passed by the 2015 Montana Legislature, paved the way for ride-sharing companies like Uber and Lyft to operate in the state if they can demonstrate to the PSC that they’ve met minimum insurance, bonding, and general security criteria.
A single authority holder, Carrie Pintar, the owner of Amazing Taxi in Livingston is protesting the application by Lyft.
Lyft’s application is the second of its kind to come before the Commission since the new law passed. A similar application by Raiser-MT LLC (Uber) went uncontested and was approved by the Commission in December 2015.
If approved, Lyft’s license will go into effect immediately and the company will be allowed to begin operating right away. According to its website, Lyft matches drivers with passengers who request rides through a smartphone app. Drivers are paid on a per minute and mile basis. Drivers must be 21, own an iPhone […]