Uber and Lyft threaten to leave Minneapolis

Old Mar 19, 2024, 12:09 pm
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Uber and Lyft threaten to leave Minneapolis

https://kstp.com/kstp-news/top-news/...lis-ordinance/

The Minneapolis City Council put forth an ordinance setting minimum rideshare pay rates. Uber and Lyft both claim those rates are not sustainable and have threatened to shut down service. Not surprising that the Council would do this, somewhat surprising that Mayor Frey vetoed the ordinance and was overridden. Now the state is looking at doing an almost identical bill. Something to consider if you have any travel planned to Minneapolis after May 1. Uber is threatening to shut down the service in the entire MSP area, Lyft is only going to shut down rides to and from Minneapolis. MSP is not technically in Minneapolis.
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Old Mar 30, 2024, 1:02 pm
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There's been talk of encouraging/subsidizing substitute ride share programs, including the development of some local apps. The names I've heard mentioned are Driver's Cooperative a.k.a. Coop Ride (which apparently operates in NYC), MOOV, and Hitch.

Does anyone know anything about any of these services?
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Old Apr 4, 2024, 4:34 am
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Subsidizing would likely be quite problematic given the situation w/ Lyft/Uber
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Old Apr 4, 2024, 2:08 pm
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Next Thursday 4/11/24 is the final scheduled Minneapolis City Council meeting before this ordinance is set to go into effect. The state has come in with numbers about half the amount the city came up with and which both Uber and Lyft have said they find agreeable. If this goes into effect and both companies follow through on their threats, getting a rideshare to the northern suburbs would be problematic, as well as making the western suburbs a longer drive. Depending on how closely the city wants to enforce it, SH62 would be off limits going westbound completely. No rideshare on the UMTC campus.
https://kstp.com/kstp-news/top-news/...are-ordinance/
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Old Apr 14, 2024, 5:54 pm
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Implementation of the ordinance delayed until 7/1/24 by unanimous vote of the City Clowncil. They are waiting to give the state time to pre-empt the ordinance and save them from themselves. Uber and Lyft have both stated they will continue service until the ordinance goes into effect and will accept the state recommended minimums.
https://kstp.com/kstp-news/top-news/...ce-until-july/
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