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Why Are Rideshare Apps Illegally Doing Business At LAX?

Posted on October 16, 2013

Proponents of what’s called the sharing economy cheered in September when the state Public Utilities Commission created a new class of regulated transportation companies, clearing the way for the three firms and others like them to operate statewide. The decision rendered moot a cease-and-desist notice — which no one actually followed — sent by the Los Angeles taxicab administrator, who had warned the companies they were not licensed to operate in the city.

Most saw the decision as carte blanche for ride-share drivers to pick up customers anywhere in California. But that’s not true. The decision left intact regulations that allow airports to decide who may pick up on their property.

Los Angeles Newspaper Group article here.

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