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Incident Report for Case #2014-117236

Incident Type

Information

Incident Date

04/19/2014 - 6:02 PM

Address

2400 University Ave.

Details

The MPD has cited two drivers for violating Madison's taxi service ordinances. This past Friday morning, a MPD officer, working in plain clothes, was charged $14.35 for a ride from Odana Rd. to N. Lake St. The cited driver said he was working for a company named Uber.

On Saturday evening, a second officer, also wearing plain clothes, was charged $17 for a ride from the 2400 block of University Ave. to the Dane County Regional Airport. The cited driver said he was working for a company named Lyft.

The City Attorney has determined Uber and Lyft are operating illegally as taxis and need to comply with city ordinances. The City of Madison has urged the companies to stop operations until they can comply with ordinances. 

 

Released 04/21/2014 at 1:27 PM by PIO Joel DeSpain

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