Transportation Network Company (TNC) Legislation

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 June 2017, 48 states and the District of Columbia have passed some sort of TNC legislation. The first map below summarizes the approved legislation from each of those states and will be updated regularly with new developments nationwide.

TNC regulation is also being introduced at the city level in some states. Between 2014 and 2016, 20 Texas cities approved some sort of TNC regulations. In some cities, regulations on taxis have also been amended. In May 2017, Texas lawmakers passed HB 100, a statewide TNC bill that, among other things, nullified all local TNC regulations. The second map on the next tab summarizes the now-defunct legislation in Texas cities. Data for this map was collected through May 2017. Subsequent action by the 85th Texas Legislature, Regular Session, supersedes this information.

Link to Policy Implications of Transportation Network Companies final report (2017).

Link to Policy Implications of Transportation Network Companies policy brief (2016).