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Virginia repeals registration requirement for Uber, Lyft drivers

Virginia repeals registration requirement for Uber, Lyft drivers

Uber and Lyft drivers no longer need to have a special registration with the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles, according to the DMV.

In July 2015, Virginia began requiring such "transportation network company" drivers — people who use their personal vehicles to earn money through smartphone app-based platforms such as Uber and Lyft — to register as part of a larger framework of rules for what was then a new business model.

Legislation passed earlier this year repealed the requirement for Uber and Lyft driver vehicle registration with that law taking effect March 25.

In less than two years, the growth in the number of greater Peninsula-area Uber and Lyft...

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