Uber and Lyft are technically illegal in Philadelphia as of today

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Legality was short-lived for Uber and Lyft in Philadelphia.

A July agreement to legalize ride-sharing in the city ran out on Friday, leaving the two main ride-hailing companies in limbo.

The Pennsylvania legislature approved a temporary agreement in July to legalize the services in Philly. An extension of the agreement doesn’t look likely and there are no immediate plans to permanently allow ride-sharing, according to the Philly Voice.

Uber and Lyft are now operating without the approval of the Philadelphia Parking Authority, as they did before July’s agreement.

“Today we made an emergency filing with the PPA to extend the existing ride-sharing regulations that have been in place since the summer,” an Uber spokesperson said. “We will continue operating in compliance with these legal requirements. We are hopeful the General Assembly will keep the commitment it has made to take up comprehensive ridesharing legislation in October.” …

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Via: Mashable: Business

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