The DOTD is in the process of establishing the rules to the issuance of permits for the statewide framework for rideshare services like Lyft and Uber.  DOTD Secretary Shawn Wilson says he expects the process to be done by the end of the year.

“All permits have to go through that same rulemaking process where we outline the procedures, the process, what level of review is going to be needed on the annual basis,” said Wilson.

Wilson says he uses the platforms often, adding he is looking forward to enabling more citizens to have the same ability.

“We look forward to helping people to become more mobile all across the state of Louisiana and using those platforms, Uber and Lyft, to get from Point A to Point B,” said Wilson.

Wilson says while the DOTD is regulating rideshare, he believes individual responsibility and driver responsibility will play a big role in modeling the service after other states.

“Now we are consistent with the rest of the country in terms of what these rules will look like and what these services will be,” said Wilson.