Ride-hailing services law ends Pennsylvania regulatory fight

HARRISBURG (AP) — A new Pennsylvania law allows ride-sharing companies like Uber and Lyft to operate legally in the state. That’s after years of regulatory battles that included a record-setting $11.4 million state fine on Uber.

Gov. Tom Wolf signed the bill Friday. It took effect immediately.

Whether the law wipes out the Uber fine remains a subject of debate. Lawmakers who helped negotiate the bill say it’s not designed to undo the fine.

Wolf says the law ends questions about the legal operation of ride-sharing companies in Philadelphia.