Taxies are still your only choice in St. Louis, which is now the largest city in the country without any ride-sharing services, and Uber and Lyft are all the rage across the country.
From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., you can just use the Uber app as if you were ordering a ride in another city, and you’ll get ice cream instead.
District Judge Brian Wimes on Wednesday denied the city’s request for a temporary restraining order against the San Francisco-based company.
Taxicab Commission director Ron Klein admits that ride-sharing services like Lyft and Uber are very popular in other cities.
A St. Louis judge is having a full hearing to determine, once and for all, whether the ride-sharing service falls under the taxicab commission’s jurisdiction or not.
The car service debuted in St. Louis on Friday, and yesterday, a judge told Lyft to park it, issuing a temporary restraining order.
One local cab company is surprising customers with free rides this year.
The mobile payments system, Square, invented by two St. Louis men, will soon be available for local taxi drivers to use.
Laclede Cab has 140 drivers at its disposal, all of whom will be out this weekend. Still, delays and call center jams are to be expected.
Some say they can’t afford to refuse fares, another admits profiling.