Uber, Lyft Drivers Already Racking up Citations at Las Vegas Airport

September 23, 2015

Drivers with Uber and Lyft are already racking up citations after a week of doing business in Las Vegas.

McCarran International Airport spokesman Chris Jones confirmed authorities cited 87 drivers as of last week for not being authorized to drop off or pick up passengers.

Jones says a county business license and an airport operating permit are required before companies can do business at the airport.

Ride Hailing AppsThe citations carry $100 fines that can be halved if paid within 10 days.

The state gave Uber and Lyft, so-called transportation network companies, the go-ahead to operate in Nevada last week and they launched Tuesday despite Clark County commissioners denying temporary business licenses the two requested. The county is working on language for a new business license ordinance expected to be considered Oct. 20.

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  • September 29, 2015 at 10:51 am
    NaN says:
    Laws are one thing, but I'm fairly certain that the airport permit is actually just a way for the airport to make money off of those companies looking to business there, and i... read more
  • September 28, 2015 at 2:39 pm
    Sue says:
    Steve - the uber cars have a U plaquered on the dashboard so they can be identified by the person they are picking up. The life have a mustache. They can be taken off... but t... read more
  • September 28, 2015 at 10:14 am
    Helping out says:
    Uber drivers have an modest-sized Uber logo sticker on the windshield. This helps customers easily identify their vehicle. I can't say for sure about Lyft drivers, but I wou... read more
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