Uber, Lyft and other transportation network companies can now apply for licensing through the state, thanks to action taken Monday by the Nevada Transportation Authority . But don’t expect to be hailing a ride with those companies with an app any time soon.
It appears that it will take the state about two months to draft new ride-sharing regulations, stage workshops on the new rules, fine-tune the standards and ultimately adopt them. So, figure the likes of Uber and Lyft could be chauffeuring riders around Las Vegas and Reno by Labor Day.
Planning is underway for a new road and other improvements aimed at easing congestion at Red Rock, which gets more than 1 million visitors each year.
A bid to extend the proposed Interstate 11 north from Las Vegas to Interstate 80 outside Reno is advancing this week in Congress, according to Sen. Dean Heller.
A privacy group has filed a complaint against Uber for its updated policy of tracking passengers and accessing their personal information.