Nevada Will Add 7 Employees to Oversee Rideshare Companies

October 22, 2015

The Nevada agency that regulates taxis is preparing to ramp up its staffing now that Uber and Lyft are on the road.

Lawmakers are set to review a Nevada Transportation Authority request on Wednesday to add seven new full-time staff members to oversee ridesharing company drivers. The positions include four investigators who will ensure companies are complying with the law, two staff members who will work on a driver database, and a legal researcher.

The positions will be funded with $650,000 in application fees that the state collected from Uber and Lyft.

Ride Hailing AppsFuture funding will come from administrative fees paid by the companies.

Nevada lawmakers passed bills this spring creating a legal framework for ridesharing companies that’s separate from taxi rules. Uber and Lyft launched in Nevada in September.


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