A Manhattan judge issued a ruling that allows Lyft, a ride-sharing service, to continue operating in Buffalo and Rochester, at least for now. But Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Kathryn E. Freed also directed that Lyft be prevented from launching New York City.
All parties involved in the case have been asked to return to court in New York at 10 a.m. Friday.
The New York State attorney general won a court order last week preventing the launch of the ridesharing service in New York City. He is seeking to shut down the service in Buffalo and Rochester until it comes into compliance with state law.
Also, Buffalo Police Commissioner Daniel Derenda said last week that he would instruct his officers to ticket Lyft drivers if they are driving for hire without the proper license.
Meanwhile, Lyft remains optimistic.
“We expect to be operating shortly in New York City and will continue working [toward] a resolution that supports safe and innovative transportation options for New Yorkers,” according to a statement.