Rapid City eyes changes to allow ride-hailing services
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — Rapid City officials are pursuing a change to a city ordinance that would allow ride-hailing services such as Lyft and Uber to operate there.
The Rapid City Journal reports that Councilman Jason Salamun said in a Tuesday tweet that “we will soon have an ordinance before City Council.”
City spokesman Darrell Shoemaker says a change that would allow ride-hailing services to get a license in Rapid City could be introduced at the council’s Nov. 6 meeting. He says Mayor Steve Allender supports bringing the services to Rapid City.
If it passes a second reading at the council’s Nov. 20 meeting, the ordinance could take effect in late December. Lyft started operating in Sioux Falls on Tuesday.
Information from: Rapid City Journal, http://www.rapidcityjournal.com