Transportation Network Companies (TNCs) such as Uber and Lyft have provided app-based ride-sourcing services in U.S. cities since 2012. In 2014, Colorado enacted the first state-level legislation to authorize and regulate TNC operations. As of March 2017, 43 states and the District of Columbia have passed some sort of TNC legislation. The first map summarizes the approved legislation from each of those states.
TNC regulation is also being introduced at the city level in many states. As of March 2017, 20 Texas cities have approved some sort of TNC regulations. The second map on the next tab summarizes the approved legislation in Texas cities. In some cities, regulations on taxis have also been amended. Both maps will be updated regularly with new and municipal updates statewide. Ongoing research will review specific TNC regulations, such as safety requirements and operational restrictions, and the implications for transportation policy and planning.