Edwards signs law to expand ride-sharing services in Louisiana
Louisiana's mid-sized and rural communities are hopeful they'll soon see Uber and Lyft drivers on their streets now that lawmakers passed a measure creating statewide rules for the ride-hailing services.
Gov. John Bel Edwards signed the bill into law Tuesday at Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, in a region that has been seeking access to the transportation networks for years. The Democratic governor was surrounded by cheering Uber and Lyft drivers as he signed the regulations, which take effect July 1.