The largest ride hailing company in the world, Uber, is now up and running back in Las Vegas just a day after getting Neveda permits. The company sent out an email earlier today informing its users about this new development.
Uber and Lyft were banned by the Neveda government following their failure in complying with state licensing protocols last year. The local authorities want new ordinances wherein they could add further restrictions to the services but according to new state laws enacted this spring, Uber and Lyft have received green signals!
According to Associated Press,
Local governments can’t deny a business license to ride-hailing companies if they’ve met all the other requirements that apply to the municipality’s businesses in general, according to state lawyers from Nevada’s Legislative Counsel Bureau.
The legal opinion issued Friday comes as Clark County officials work to amend their business license ordinance to create a special category for companies like Uber and Lyft, which allow passengers to hail a ride in someone’s personal car using their smart phone.
In an official statement, Uber spokesperson Eva Behrend said, “We are excited to be a part of the Nevada community and to offer another option for people from Henderson to North Las Vegas to Reno to connect with a safe, reliable, convenient ride at the touch of a button.”
Uber is now fully functional in entire Vegas with the exception of McCarran International Airport, where it is still unable to pick up passengers. Here are the sample fare estimates as illustrated by Uber:
- UNLV to Downtown Las Vegas: $13-17
- UNLV to Summerlin: $34-45
- Downtown Las Vegas to Summerlin: $36-48
- Downtown Las Vegas to Henderson: $39-52
- Henderson to Summerlin: $63-84