Cease And Desist in New Mexico Continues for Lyft

August 1, 2014

State regulators have rejected a motion by ride-sharing service Lyft for a stay on a pending cease and desist order against the company.

The Albuquerque Journal reported that the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission unanimously declined Wednesday to issue a stay. However, commissioners approved a hearing on Lyft claims that the PRC lacks jurisdiction.

The commission ordered the San Francisco-based Lyft in May to cease operations in Albuquerque, where the company launched its mobile device-based service last April.

Ride Hailing AppsLyft spokeswoman Chelsea Wilson says the company wants to find a solution with the commission.

Unlike traditional taxi businesses, Lyft and Uber use smart-phone programs to connect people seeking rides with people who have cars.

A hearing on whether the New Mexico Motor Carrier Act cover ride-sharing is scheduled Aug. 6.

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  • August 4, 2014 at 8:31 am
    Roland says:
    So what? Why should we care what it's called? What is so wrong with willing suppliers making voluntary exchanges with willing consumers? If there are issues with safety or ins... read more
  • August 1, 2014 at 1:44 pm
    Alan says:
    Call it what you want, but it's a taxi service, whether you call them on the phone or connect via a mobile device they are still providing taxi service. Lyft's business model... read more
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