Kathryn Watson | Watchdog.org, Virginia Bureau

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Just because the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles, prodded by taxicab companies, has ordered rideshare companies Uber and Lyft to stop operating in Virginia, doesn’t mean the companies or consumers are cooperating.

A groundswell of grassroots support for the rideshare companies that have changed the game in urban travel is growing, pressuring officials in Virginia to allow the companies to compete.