The commission initially required companies such as Uber and Lyft to submit any proposed app changes for its approval. The providers said that would stifle innovation.
Ride-hailing service Lyft will pay $300,000 to settle allegations that it violated New York state laws.
The ride-hailing app expects this New Year’s Eve to be its busiest night ever.
Legislation advanced by a New Jersey State Assembly panel would require ride-sharing companies that use personal vehicles to get a state permit and meet safety requirements.
A little-known law is forcing passengers out of UberX cars and costing drivers big bucks.
New York’s attorney general said Lyft agreed to operate “in full compliance” with existing laws and regulations.
In a statement Lyft said it would work with the TLC toward finding a solution that would bring Lyft’s peer-to-peer model to New York City.
The company already offers its app-based service in 60 cities, but last week the TLC said Lyft is unauthorized to operate in New York City.
A ride-share service has hit a bump in the road as it tries to launch in New York City.