May 3, 2014 2:45 PM by Associated Press

Rideshare companies plan to park in Arizona

PHOENIX (AP) - Ride-sharing companies such as Lyft and Uber aren't letting recently vetoed legislation that would have allowed them to operate legally keep them from expanding in Arizona.

The Arizona Capitol Times reports that the rideshare businesses already up and running in the state are determined to stay.

Lyft spokeswoman Paige Thelen says the company is hopeful at reaching a compromise with the state but will keep operating in the meantime.

Gov. Jan Brewer put the brakes last week on legislation that would have exempted rideshare businesses from insurance regulations imposed on traditional taxi and livery companies.

Brewer in her veto letter said there were not enough safeguards for passengers.

The Arizona Department of Weights and Measures, which regulates taxi companies in the state, says it will cite rideshare drivers.


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