Colorado first to authorize Lyft and Uber’s ridesharing services

Gov. John Hickenlooper on Thursday signed into law a bill that officially authorizes ride-sharing services, making Colorado the first state to legislatively embrace disruptive transportation offerings from upstarts such as Uber Technologies and Lyft.
“Colorado is once again in the vanguard in promoting innovation and competition while protecting consumers and public safety,” Hickenlooper said in a statement released with the signing of Senate Bill 125.