Gov. Wolf signs bill to authorize ride-sharing services

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – Gov. Tom Wolf has signed legislation to allow ride-sharing companies like Uber and Lyft to operate permanently in the state.

Wolf said the legislation also protects consumers with criminal background checks and ensuring insurance coverage for drivers.

“We want these companies welcome here in the Commonwealth, allowing them to become full partners with the cities and communities where they operate and invest, including Pittsburgh where Uber has headquartered its advanced robotics research,” Wolf said in a statement.

The governor said the new law puts an end to any question about the companies operating in Philadelphia, where two-thirds of the revenue from ride sharing will go to the Philadelphia School District.

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