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Ride-sharing service Lyft to launch in Miami

    
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<span class="cutline_leadin">UNMISTAKABLE:</span> Lyft service drivers put a pink mustache on the front of their cars. 


UNMISTAKABLE: Lyft service drivers put a pink mustache on the front of their cars.  Lyft  
   


  
   
By Nancy Dahlberg
 
ndahlberg@MiamiHerald.com
 

While Uber’s plans to offer its car service in Miami have hit nothing but roadblocks, San Francisco-based Lyft says it is launching its ride-sharing service Thursday evening. 

With Lyft’s peer-to-peer app-based service, drivers use their own vehicles and drive a couple of hours a week when they have some free time. Users of the service get vetted drivers — all must pass DMV and background checks — whose personal policies have been supplemented by $1 million in liability insurance coverage, said Paige Thelen, Lyft’s spokesperson. 

The service plans to launch at 7 p.m. Thursday and offer service in much of Miami-Dade County. Thelen would not say how many drivers in Miami it already has signed up, but she said it plans to add drivers as demand expands. 

Users book via an app, then get a photo of the car and driver. Cars are also identified with a fluffy pink mustache in front.

The service operates on “donations” that are calculated by the app, with suggested rates about 20 percent to 30 percent cheaper than cab fares — $1.68 for a pickup fee, $1.92 per mile, and 28 cents per minute for wait time, Thelen said.

Riders can adjust the donation up or down, based on the level of service. Drivers keep 80 percent of the donation, while Lyft gets 20 percent, although during its inaugural promotion Lyft is not taking a commission, Thelen said.

Passengers in the Miami market will enjoy free rides for two weeks. When new users sign up and create a profile on their accounts, Lyft will credit their accounts with free rides for two weeks, up to $25 per ride, Thelen said.

Popular in other cities such as San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle, Chicago, Boston and Washington, D.C., Lyft is already available in 60 markets including Jacksonville and Tampa. The company recently received $250 million in venture capital funding.

In Miami, such taxi alternatives have hit a rocky political road. Uber’s high-profile campaign to launch in Miami stalled after hitting numerous regulatory roadblocks at the county and state level and steadfast opposition from the taxi industry.

Under Miami-Dade Code, “anyone wishing to provide for-hire taxicab services must first obtain a for-hire taxicab license,’’ or medallion, for the cab itself. Medallions are allotted by lottery and require hundreds of dollars in annual fees.

For its part, Lyft says it is not Uber. “Lyft’s peer-to-peer model is very different than Uber’s black car service, which uses professional drivers,” Thelen said. “The peer-to-peer aspect of our business model does not violate the regulations that Uber was facing,” she said.

Diego Feliciano, president of the South Florida Taxicab Association, has a different view.

“They are Uber’s largest competitor. Their model is a little different, calling [the money paid] ‘tips.’ However, compensation is compensation. It’s illegal to transport the public without the proper certifications from Miami-Dade County. [The certifications] are there for a reason, to protect the public,” said Feliciano. “To be brazen enough to start a transportation service in Miami-Dade County without proper certifications, ... it’s like the wild wild west.”

To be sure, Lyft has faced legal challenges, even on its home turf. And Lyft drivers in Tampa reportedly have been receiving citations for lacking business certification and licensing

Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2014/05/21/4130086/ride-sharing-service-lyft-to-launch.html#storylink=cpy
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I would not use these companies because they are not properly licensed and insured.
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Arlene has been sick. As soon as she is better we will come visit, plus I am finishing my last semester in college.
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Federal RICO lawsuit filed against UBER & LYFT Scam

Chuck Cotton
owner at Vip Limousine
Attorney Martyn Hill of Houston, a former assistant US Attorney and presently a criminal attorney filed a RICO suit in Southern District Federal Court of Texas, Case # 14-941 on April 8. This 42 page suit clearly explains these companies' illegal operations Go to pacer.gov for a copy and follow the suit. Anyone else has who additional supporting evidence may wish to contact Marty or use his pleadings to help others.
These companies who are not regulated and operating in a regulated industry will NOT follow the laws anywhere. Their investors, officers, board directors just don't get it or do get it and think they can get by with it. I have purported this scam for quite some time and the media, most legislators, and city council members as well as law enforcement have been clueless and especially the public. These companies' social media advertising and web sites are FALSE. They induce the public for drivers and passengers and take their money and then place them in harm's way. There is no valid insurance for the driver and his vehicle or the passengers if an accident, injury, or death. Their stated insurance is not valid as it is not commercial "for hire" insurance.
We voice this warning:
Drivers-GET OUT NOW
Passengers- AVOID these apps, drivers, and vehicles
Investors- all future Silicon Valley, Capital Venture, and private individual investors-DON"T 
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Rick, I'm sorry, but over the past few days having learned a lot about the taxi and transport industries in many cities, I've been awakened. I find the statements of Mr. Cotton and fellow owners who refuse to embrace change and market demand to be consistent with facists aligned with government power. Honestly, the transit system IS the racket. Cab and Limo companies and transit authorities ARE the corrupt organizations. A week ago I had no opinion on the subject. Now? 

If you want to say that some new legal framework needs to be built to manage TNCs that seems reasonable, and that's what I would expect from a fellow responsible citizen. But all I see is entrenched interest, a monopoly stealing from citizens constantly all while screaming that the new competition is "unfair" "illegal" and "unsafe."

I for one am backing Uber and Lyft all the way now, not just because of the market solution it provides, but because of the political ramifications. If the statists win, me, my family, my kid, my future grandkids...Lose.

We are at the tipping point, there is no middle ground. I urge you instead of backing such irresponsible and destructive government and corporate behavior, YOU RUN, YOU GET OUT while YOU STILL CAN.

I didn't serve my time in the military only to come back and let facist monsters destroy this country. This reign of oppression is over. The younger generation is speaking up, at stake is my family. You better believe I'll fight as hard as I can.

You can't and you won't stop us. But, last I checked, we're on the same team, this is OUR America, RIGHT? So quit killing us.

Rick, if you've read this far, let me say this: If the companies such as the one you work with can and will promote positive change and you can continue to provide a superior product, then more power to you. I have had in the past much respect for Limo companies, but in the last week I've lost all faith in them. I will not be using Limo services for the forseeable future when hosting an event. I will discourage others from using them.
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It seems there are some laws that even Uber, handmaiden to Silicon Valley's "cult of disruption," isn't willing to break -- at least until others have broken them first, anyway. The car service for...
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