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No Plans To Shut Down Lyft, Uber In Music City

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No Plans To Shut Down Lyft, Uber In Music City

CREATED Jul 15, 2014

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – When it comes to working with ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft, Music City wants to stay on a positive note.

Local taxi companies have objected that ride sharing services aren't subject to the same permitting process. Metro leaders said they understand, but there won't be any cease and desist orders issued like Memphis recently.

Nashville's Transportation and License Commission director, Billy Fields, said he won't be making the same decision.

“Every city in the U.S. so far has taken a different perspective. We will work with you and find a way to regulate (ride sharing services),” said Fields.

The licensing commission has been working on a draft plan to address the issue. Fields planned to present the plan for comment at a public hearing in August.