Aberdeen to draft new transportation ordinance since Lyft is operating

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ABERDEEN, S.D. (KSFY) - The City of Aberdeen has taken a step toward updating its transportation company laws now that Lyft is up and running in the city.

The City Council asked the City Attorney to draft up a new ordinance during a meeting Monday night.

Under state law, cities have the right to create their own regulations for transportation companies.

The council will look at the proposed ordinance next month. City Attorney Ronald Wager hopes to present a draft for a first reading by December 11.

City Councilor Jennifer Slaight-Hansen tells KSFY News the arrival of Lyft could also spur the City to re-evaluate laws covering taxi companies.