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Opinion: Connecticut should be open to Lyft, Uber; time to deregulate taxis

Suzanne Bates
Suzanne Bates

Suzanne Bates is the policy director for the Yankee Institute for Public Policy. She lives in South Windsor with her family. Follow her on Twitter @suzebates.

This session the Connecticut legislature can show it’s ready to move the state firmly into the 21st century by adapting to the innovations that continue to disrupt the way we do business, while at the same time making the state friendlier to young millennials.

They can do this by choosing not to over-regulate companies like Uber and Lyft, which have become the go-to car service providers in cities across the world.

Uber and Lyft use a simple model – you download their app onto your phone, and when you need a ride you use the app to choose a driver and settle a price. The ride is then paid for using your saved credit card information.

See the complete story at CT News Junkie.

 

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