Uber http://wfae.org en Ride-Sharing App Lyft Expands Service Area To Include Airport Pickups http://wfae.org/post/ride-sharing-app-lyft-expands-service-area-include-airport-pickups <p>You may be seeing more cars with those fuzzy pink mustaches attached to their grilles in the coming weeks. The app-based ride sharing service Lyft&nbsp;has expanded its coverage area in Charlotte to include most of the metro area, including Charlotte-Douglas airport. WFAE’s Duncan McFadyen reports it’s the first major ride-sharing service to start picking up passengers at the airport.</p><p> Wed, 19 Feb 2014 11:36:45 +0000 Duncan McFadyen 45325 at http://wfae.org Ride-Sharing App Lyft Expands Service Area To Include Airport Pickups Ride Apps Stymie City Council http://wfae.org/post/ride-apps-stymie-city-council <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The Charlotte City Council is wary of a spate of new tech companies in town that let people hail a lift from a driver who has not gone through the city&#39;s inspection and permit process for cabs and limos.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Companies including </span>Uber<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and </span>Lyft<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> have drivers who use their private vehicles and appear to fall under a new state law that exempts &quot;digital dispatching services&quot; from city regulation.</span></p> Tue, 08 Oct 2013 13:32:08 +0000 Julie Rose 36825 at http://wfae.org Ride Apps Stymie City Council Smartphone Ride Services Like Lyft, UberX Steer Around Regulations http://wfae.org/post/smartphone-ride-services-lyft-uberx-steer-around-regulations <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Two new ways to get around town have landed in Charlotte: they let you skirt traditional taxi and limo options and summon a ride through your smart phone.</span></p><p><em style="line-height: 1.5;">The companies themselves</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> are skirting Charlotte ordinances that govern vehicles for hire, as they have in most cities where they operate. But in North Carolina, they first slipped a new law through the state legislature that means Charlotte may not have any authority to regulate them.</span></p><p></p><p> Fri, 20 Sep 2013 12:41:07 +0000 Julie Rose 35687 at http://wfae.org Smartphone Ride Services Like Lyft, UberX Steer Around Regulations