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AP News : Ride-hailing companies Uber, Lyft get Nevada permits

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uber_logo-300x300-7744044-3110111CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) – Uber and Lyft were granted state permits Monday in a major milestone for ride-hailing in Nevada, although neither company has said exactly when its service will be available.

The Nevada Transportation Authority voted to approve applications from both companies after grilling their representatives about drug testing policies, insurance coverage and background checks. Taxi companies have repeatedly raised those concerns in their opposition to the companies, which allow people to hail a ride in someone’s personal car using a smartphone.

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