Victory: Uber, Lyft Allowed to Operate in Virginia Again

Christine Rousselle

7/4/2014 10:00:00 AM - Christine Rousselle

The cease-and-desist order issued to ridesharing companies Uber and Lyft by the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles in June has been lifted.

"We are encouraged by reports that the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is taking steps to allow innovative transportation network providers Uber and Lyft to operate in the Commonwealth," said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO of the CEA in the release. "As we noted from the moment the DMV issued a ‘cease-and-desist’ order to these companies, denying them the ability to operate in Virginia is anti-consumer, anti-jobs and directly at odds with Virginia’s reputation as a pro-business state."

While regulatory issues are still yet to be resolved, the fact that the cease-and-desist order has been lifted is certainly a good sign.

Uber is continuing to expand to other cities throughout the United States and around the world.