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Uber to Operate Legally in Pennsylvania

Popular ridesharing apps like Uber and Lyft will soon be permanent features on roads across Pennsylvania.

Shortly after the Pennsylvania Senate gave final approval of SB 984 on October 24, 2016, Governor Tom Wolf released a statement stating in part, “I look forward to signing the bill.”

The bill amends current regulations and laws to regulate “transportation network companies.” The bill lays out regulations for detailed background checks for drivers, including a review of federal and state criminal history as well as driving history for the last three (3) years. The bill also provides special insurance regulations and lays out what drivers must do in the event of a car accident.

A complete copy of the new law can be found here. Please follow our website and social media over the next few weeks while we breakdown sections of the bill to keep you informed on how the various transportation companies will operate in Pennsylvania whether you are interested in getting rides or in becoming a driver.

 

Published November 2, 2016

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