Metropolitan Taxicab Commission http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Taxi Commission Clears Path For Uber Black In St. Louis http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/taxi-commission-clears-path-uber-black-st-louis <p><strong>Updated at 9:30 p.m. with comments from Uber.</strong></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Metropolitan Taxicab Commission on Tuesday loosened some of the restrictions on premium sedan companies in the city, in an effort to convince Uber to enter the market.&nbsp;</span></p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:11:19 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 38264 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Taxi Commission Clears Path For Uber Black In St. Louis St. Louis Health Department Tightens Reins On Carriage Horse Companies http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-health-department-tightens-reins-carriage-horse-companies <p>St. Louis’ Health Department Director Pam Walker issued <a href="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/kwmu/files/201407/Dr.Freiassessment7.14.14.docx_pdf.pdf">new guidelines </a>Tuesday regulating the treatment of horses used to pull carriages for Brookdale Farms and St. Louis Carriage Co., the two businesses that offer rides in the city.</p><p>The guidelines forbid horses from working when the heat index reaches 100 degrees, and limits horses from working more than eight hours a day, and five days per week. They also set standards for stable ventilation, and cleanliness.</p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 22:00:40 +0000 Joseph Leahy 38114 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis Health Department Tightens Reins On Carriage Horse Companies Lt. Gov. Kinder Testifies On Behalf Of Lyft: 'It's a Car' http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/lt-gov-kinder-testifies-behalf-lyft-its-car <p>Missouri's Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder, weighed in on a St. Louis matter Monday. He took the stand on behalf of Lyft in a court hearing over whether or not the ride sharing app should be considered a car or a taxicab. In his testimony, Kinder explained how he tried to book a Lyft car a few weeks ago, only to learn, to his dismay, that St. Louis's taxi commission was blocking the startup.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 20 May 2014 02:45:06 +0000 Jess Jiang 36272 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Lt. Gov. Kinder Testifies On Behalf Of Lyft: 'It's a Car' The Legal Fight Over Lyft In St. Louis: "Friend With A Car" Or Taxi? http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/legal-fight-over-lyft-st-louis-friend-car-or-taxi <p>On April 18<sup>th</sup>, the ride-sharing service Lyft entered the St. Louis market with a party on Cherokee Street.</p><p>And immediately, it ran into legal trouble.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Lyft's drivers were operating in violation of a cease-and-desist order from the region’s taxi regulator. A few days later, a judge ordered the company to disable its mobile app.</span></p> Wed, 14 May 2014 02:52:41 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 36107 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org The Legal Fight Over Lyft In St. Louis: "Friend With A Car" Or Taxi? Judge Orders Ride-Share 'Lyft' To Stop Service http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/judge-orders-ride-share-lyft-stop-service <p><strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">(Updated at 4 p.m., Mon., April 21)</span></strong></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A St. Louis judge has told a new ride share service that it must halt its operation in the city and county.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The St. Louis Metropolitan Taxi Cab Commission sued "Lyft" last week for entering the region’s market without registering.</span></p> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 21:00:01 +0000 Jason Rosenbaum & Chris McDaniel 35433 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Judge Orders Ride-Share 'Lyft' To Stop Service New Way To Hail A Cab Approved: Taxi Commission Okays First Dispatch App License http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/new-way-hail-cab-approved-taxi-commission-okays-first-dispatch-app-license <p>St. Louisans will soon have a new way to hail cabs in the region. The Metropolitan Taxicab Commission on Tuesday approved a license for Carmel Car and Limo to start offering its smartphone app in St. Louis.</p> Tue, 25 Feb 2014 23:25:52 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 33989 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org New Way To Hail A Cab Approved: Taxi Commission Okays First Dispatch App License Uber-Like Car Service Looking To Make Entry Into St. Louis Market http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/uber-car-service-looking-make-entry-st-louis-market <p><strong>UPDATE: Feb 25, 11 a.m.</strong></p><p>The Metropolitan Taxicab Commission approved Carmel's application for the dispatch license. Seven members of the commission voted in favor of the license and one abstained.</p><p><strong>ORIGINAL STORY:</strong></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A car service that dispatches its vehicles using a smartphone app could start operating in St. Louis as soon as this week.</span></p> Mon, 24 Feb 2014 23:41:27 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 33960 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Uber-Like Car Service Looking To Make Entry Into St. Louis Market St. Louis Taxi Drivers Protest For Religious Discrimination Lawsuit http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-taxi-drivers-protest-religious-discrimination-lawsuit <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">About two dozen taxi drivers protested outside of City Hall in St. Louis on Monday, denouncing a Muslim cab driver's arrest for wearing his religious clothing while on the job.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Raja&nbsp;Naeem&nbsp;jokes that his attorney calls him "the Muslim Rosa Parks."</span></p><p>The Metropolitan Taxicab Commission warned him that he couldn't wear his religious clothing while picking up customers from Lambert airport, and that he would be arrested if he did.</p> Mon, 08 Apr 2013 22:04:46 +0000 Chris McDaniel 25234 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis Taxi Drivers Protest For Religious Discrimination Lawsuit