States have been addressing the challenges presented by rideshare companies since 2013.
- After first declaring them illegal, California became the first state to legalize rideshare services in 2013 when the California Public Utilities Commission voted to pass proposed rules creating a new class of “transportation network companies.”
- Colorado was the first state to enact legislation authorizing rideshare services in June 2014.
- By the end of 2015, 28 states and the District of Columbia had enacted rideshare legislation.
- New Mexico, South Dakota and West Virginia enacted rideshare legislation in the first quarter of 2016.
- As of the end of March 2016, another five states were in the process of considering legislation.