The legislation allows Uber and other popular app-based ride services to operate legally in the state.
The proposal, which now heads to the House, would give Uber and other app-based car services permanent legal status in Maryland. Today is the final day of the legislative session.
Uber has agreed to operate as a common carrier in Maryland, which means its UberBlack and UberSUV services are subjected to state regulations.
Virginia has adopted a regulatory framework for the app-based car services. The new regulations allow the companies to legally operate in the Commonwealth.
Taxicab drivers protest in downtown, again, as D.C. Council is expected to vote on rules that affect them.
Uber says its drivers can now use their own phones for the Uber app, and avoid paying a $10 weekly fee for using a company issued, app-ready phone.
Montgomery County cabbies are set to join a national labor union, joining a rapidly spreading movement in the taxi industry to unionize in an effort to have a voice in a changing industry and fight app-base companies like Uber.
Thousands of taxi drivers turned European city centers into parking lots Wednesday in protest of the ride-sharing service.