TKC BREAKING AND EXCLUSIVE NEWS!!! BATTLE FOR TAXI INDUSTRY CONTROL ON KANSAS CITY STREETS TONIGHT!!! LYFT SEEMINGLY READY TO DEFY CITY HALL!!!
Warmer weather, lack of cash and Springtime tradition promise to make this Kansas City weekend interesting but tonight we're BREAKING NEWS on a civic dust-up that's shaping up this evening.
To wit . . .
WORD ON THE STREET IS THAT RIDE-SHARE SERVICE LYFT IS PREPARED TO DEFY KANSAS CITY RULES AND REGS IN ORDER TO OPERATE!!! NOW THE BATTLE FOR TAXI INDUSTRY CONTROL RAGES ON LOCAL STREETS AND IN THE MEDIA!!!
Here's a screen cap from a local Lyft-affiliated social media denizen offering a look at their strategy tonight . . .
Even better . . .
THE KANSAS CITY TRANSPORTATION GROUP LAUNCHES A FULL COURT PRESS MOCKING LYFT AND TOUTING THEIR NEW Z TRIP SERVICE!!!
THEY HAVE A BUNCH OF IMAGES BUT THIS "MUSTACHE RIDE" CLOWNING IS MY FAVE:
Now . . .
CHECK THIS QUOTE FROM A KANSAS CITY INSIDER TAKING ON LYFT AND WARNING OF IMPENDING PROBLEMS WITH THE SERVICE ON LOCAL STREETS TONIGHT!!!
Here's the word:
"The more you dig into it the stinkier it gets. They were warned last night by KCPD that they were violating the law. The person from Lyft said, don't worry about it, We will pay your fines. Have you ever seen a company come in and just outwardly break the laws and say, we defy anything you to do anything about it?"
This is just one of many fights brewing this evening in Kansas City but we're taking notice here because it's the Internets pretty much thumbing their nose @ City Hall, Regulated Industries and even police. So we'll be watching to see how it works out for them.
UPDATE LINKS . . .
- KCTV5: Taxi drivers unhappy over new ride sharing program
- FOX4KC: New ride-sharing service, Lyft, on city’s radar
- KSHB: Lyft faces possible legal trouble in KC
Developing . . .