Ride-sharing startup Lyft has hired its first lobbyists, posting work with Jochum Shore & Trossevin and TwinLogic Strategies. Lobbying records show both firms will advocate “the removal of barriers and anticompetitive activities that inhibit ride-sharing.” Like Uber, the company has faced issues with municipal and regional transit authorities and taxi commissions, and on Wednesday Ohio’s Department of Insurance issued a consumer alert about coverage gaps for drivers and passengers of ride-sharing companies. Lyft did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
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