McAuliffe Signs New Va. Law Regulating Ride-Sharing Companies

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Ride-sharing companies like Uber and Lyft are now completely street legal in Virginia.

Gov. Terry McAuliffe signed legislation Tuesday that regulates how ride-sharing companies operate in the state.

Virginia has allowed the companies to operate under a temporary agreement since this summer. That move came after state officials had initially told the companies to cease their operations in Virginia because they didn't have proper licenses.

The General Assembly passed legislation with broad support this session that established licensing procedures for ride-sharing companies, which use smartphone apps to dispatch drivers who use their personal vehicles to give people rides.

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