PRC halts ride sharing service

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – The New Mexico public regulation commission has put the brakes on Lyft, a ride-sharing service.

The PRC voted unanimously to order Lyft to cease operations in New Mexico for now.

Lyft connects potential passengers and car drivers by smart phone.

The PRC says it’s operating as a commercial taxi service without the appropriate licenses and certificates.

Lyft, which began operating in Albuquerque last month says, “New Mexico residents deserve access to the same modern and safe transportation options that are available in dozens of cities and states across the country.”

Lyft officials also say they will continue to work with local officials in hopes of reaching a solution.

The PRC says Lyft must file an answer to the PRC no later than June 2 and address each allegation and explaining why the commission should not fine them $10,000 for each violation.

The same issue has come up in other states regarding Lyft and other ride-sharing services. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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