Matt Daus Quoted by Chicago Grid on New Ride-Sharing Application
Following the Chicago release of Lyft, a ride-sharing application, Chicago Grid quoted Matt Daus (Partner, New York) in an article entitled "Willing To Get Into A Car With Strangers? Lyft Is Banking On It." Matt, commenting on regulatory issues facing the app, said:
- "If you're providing a service to the public for hire and a driver is being compensated for taking a passenger from point A to point B, these regulatory agencies around the country have jurisdiction."
Matt, former New York City Taxi and Limousine Commissioner and current President of the International Association of Transportation Regulators, recently published a report on ride-sharing apps entitled "Ridesharing Applications: Illegal "Hitchhiking-For-Hire" or Sustainable Group Riding?"