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Uber Files To Operate In Nevada

CARSON CITY (AP) — Ride-hailing company Uber says it's filed an application for a permit to operate in Nevada.

Uber spokeswoman Eva Behrend said the company submitted its application to the Nevada Transportation Authority on Friday afternoon.

The move comes as the agency is finalizing regulations for so-called transportation network companies, which allow people to hail a ride with a smartphone. The authority could adopt the rules at a hearing scheduled for Sept. 11.

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Nevada lawmakers passed hard-fought bills this past spring authorizing companies like Uber and Lyft to operate in Nevada. They grilled agency authorities last week about why the companies still weren't operating several months after the bills were passed.

Agency officials didn't provide a specific date for when the cars would be on the road, but predicted a September debut.