Rochester, MN  (KROC AM News) - Rochester has approved its first ever Transportation Network Company license.

The City Clerk’s office received an application Thursday from Lyft and it was granted a license.

City spokesman Aaron Reeves says the issue will be on the Feb 22 council agenda but “technically they can start service anytime.”  

Reeves and the city attorney’s office spent months crafting a TNC ordinance last year. Some city council members had hoped the ordinance would be in place in time for the year-end holidays but it was delayed until early January.

Work on the ordinance began after the city was contacted by Uber, which has not yet applied for a license.

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