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Ubar, Lyft Closer To Operating In Nevada

CARSON CITY (AP) — Nevada lawmakers have given preliminary approval to regulations for ride-hailing companies such as Uber and Lyft.

The 12-member Legislative Commission voted Monday to greenlight the rules, which include additional detail and specific fees beyond what's in the bills that legislators passed this spring to authorize the companies.

Regulators with the Nevada Transportation Authority could give final approval to the regulations at a hearing on Sept. 11.

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It's still not clear when ride-hailing companies will be on the road in Nevada. Sen. Michael Roberson said lawmakers intended them to be operating by this summer.

Nevada Transportation Authority chief Andrew Mackay said he expects cars will be in service sometime in September.

Companies such as Uber and Lyft still must submit applications and be approved by state officials.