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Pittsburgh Along for Ride with Lyft, Uber, but PUC Not



Lyft car

February 13, 2014 By BOBBY KERLIK, MCCLATCHY NEWS SERVICE

The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission is ready to take a razor to giant pink mustachioed cars that are offering rides in Pittsburgh.

The PUC said Wednesday the agency looking into complaints against Lyft, a driving service booked through a smartphone app, and other unlicensed transportation services and is “preparing to take action” to curb the practice.

PUC spokeswoman Jennifer Kocher said the agency has been made aware of Lyft's operations in Pittsburgh, which began on Friday. She couldn't say where the complaints originated.

“Generally speaking, we could file an internal PUC complaint or we can file criminally. Many times, we do both,” Kocher said. “The companies and drivers alike could be cited because (the drivers) are providing the actual service.”

“We'll be heading in that direction.”


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