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New York warns locals about taking rides from Lyft, free or otherwise

10
Jul
2014

Free is a very good price, unless its from ridesharing service Lyft in New York. The citys City Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) today sent out a friendly warning to local denizens, reminding them that the service was still unauthorized within the city, and that it would be cracking down on Lyft drivers giving people rides. Lyft believes it exists outside those laws since its not using professional drivers or vehicles, and launched the service without the TLCs go-ahead. New York has a storied history with alternate transportation companies including Uber and Sidecar, which both offer a mix of rideshare programs and their own fleet of vehicles with drivers.

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