TKC EXCLUSIVE AND BREAKING NEWS!!! CHECK THE LYFT CRACKDOWN AFTERMATH: KANSAS CITY CITATION BUSTING REPORT!!!
So, just about every Kansas City cabbie and taxi dude was in a tizzy this weekend over the Lyft ride share service battle that broke FIRST on this blog.
Now . . .
CHECK THE WORD FROM LOCAL CABBIES IN THE AFTERMATH OF A DISASTROUS WEEKEND FOR LYFT DRIVERS ON LOCAL STREETS!!!
This was a big deal and I even had some Somali dude track me down in order to tell this blog community his take on the story . . . All the info was appreciated. Here's what we could make out . . .
THIS WEEKEND FAR MORE THAN A DOZEN LYFT DRIVERS EARNED CITATIONS FROM POLICE!!! THERE'S EVEN WORD OF LYFT DRIVER ARRESTS!!!
Clarification . . . Those driver arrests also coincide with other violations but include a (slight) connection to the pink mustache . . . So don't get all pernickety with me for blogging the deets first and before the newspaper rewrite that's mostly focused on trying to compete with our bloggy adventure. More importantly . . .
In fairness, here's the Lyft petition and reasoning on Change.org: Please bring ridesharing to Kansas City
But, like it or not . . .
BILL GEORGE AND HIS TRANSPORTATION GROUP STAY WINNING AGAINST INTERNETS RIDE SHARING DESPITE SOCIAL MEDIA OUTCRY!!!
Internets insiders already predict a retreat from KC for the startup.
And all of this kinda contradicts Mayor Sly's support of the "creative economy" and offers a bit of a reality check about the power of political connections for a near monopoly in Kansas City.
Developing . . .