Lyft Ride-sharing, Taxicab Commission in court Wednesday

(KTVI) - The court battle between the Lyft ride sharing company and the Metropolitan Taxicab Commission continues Wednesday morning in St. Louis.

The commission sued Lyft, and the commission wants Lyft to be regulated like other taxis in the city.

Lyft is a mobile app that connects drivers with riders. Riders are asked to make a donation.

However, the commission is questioning the safety and fairness of the service.

It claims the service does not perform adequate background and DMV checks on drivers.

Taxi driver in St. louis have also said it drives down their wages.

As of Wednesday morning, a restraining order barring Lyft from operating in the city was in place.

Officials with Lyft say they are willing to work with the commission.

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