Lyft hit with restraining orders from NY attorney general, Taxi Commission
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The New York attorney general and the Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) filed temporary restraining orders against ridesharing company Lift today, which planned to begin service in two boroughs of the city beginning at 7PM local time. The company had one sit-down meeting with officials about offering the service, which lets people order rides from registered Lyft drivers using their mobile phones. Lyft then announced it would begin service, despite local officials saying they were still evaluating whether the service complied with local transit laws. Apparently that was a step too far, and both the New York attorney general and TLC have taken immediate legal action to keep the service from running as planned.