In the latest conflict between technology and government regulation, Virginia’s Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) has issued a cease and desist order to Uber and Lyft, claiming that their businesses are illegal and cannot pick up passengers in Virginia.
Has this stop them? Not at all! Undeterred, Lyft has responded that it intends to continue operating there, stating in a press release that Virginia residents and others have embraced it “as an affordable and reliable transportation alternative.” Lyft also points out that the current regulations for taxis and limos are outdated and do not account for this new tech-based industry. Uber also criticizes Virginia’s move, stating that it “hurts thousands of small business entrepreneurs who rely on [them] to make a living, create new jobs and contribute to the economy.” [Read more…] about Virginia Orders Uber & Lyft to Pull Over