July 25, 2017

Relaxed regulations give Lyft green light to return to KC after contentious absence



Kansas City Skyline at night
By Lasse Fuss (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Lyft, the ride-hailing company that is the chief competitor to Uber, can return to Kansas City in 10 days under new, relaxed regulations the Kansas City Council approved Thursday.

The council voted 9–2 to adjust its vehicle-for-hire rules to comply with a new state law that was looser than existing Kansas City regulations. But the council agreed to adopt the state rules as of July 23, a full month before the state law takes effect.

In an emailed statement, the company said after Thursday’s council vote that it was looking forward to serving Kansas City again.

“We applaud the City Council for allowing Lyft to bring its safe, reliable and affordable transportation options  […]

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