Transportation Network Companies

TDLR Welcomes Transportation Network Companies

Beginning December 1, 2017, TDLR is accepting applications and issuing licenses for Transportation Network Companies (TNCs), also known as rideshare companies. Using digital technology platforms, TNCs connect passengers with drivers who provide rides, giving consumers more transportation options.

Regulation of TNCs was authorized by House Bill 100 (HB 100), 85th Regular Session, which established a uniform, statewide approach to regulating and permitting TNCs. HB 100 was signed into law by Governor Greg Abbott on May 29, 2017.

Please note HB 100 charges TDLR with licensing and regulating transportation network companies. The law does not license or regulate individual drivers.

TDLR Executive Director Brian Francis states, “We recognize the importance of TNCs to all Texans and we’re working diligently to create a regulatory program that everyone can be proud of.”


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TNC Application Now Available

TDLR is now accepting applications for Transportation Network Company (TNC) permits.

Apply online now (select “register as a new user”).

TNCs that previously held a valid agreement with a Texas municipality and continued operating must apply on or before December 31, 2017.

We recommend all applicants review the TNC Law and TNC Administrative Rules before applying.

Justification for Adoption of Administrative Rules

The Texas Commission of Licensing and Regulation adopted new rules regarding the Transportation Network Companies program (16 Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 95, §§95.1, 95.2, 95.10, 95.20 - 95.23, 95.30, 95.31, 95.40, 95.50, 95.51, 95.70 - 95.72, 95.80, 95.90, 95.91 and 95.100).

The adoption justification may be viewed on TDLR’s web site and the adopted rule chapter will be made available upon its effective date of December 1, 2017.

Frequently Asked Questions Now Available

Frequently asked questions are now available for a variety of TNC subjects, including questions about legislative changes, requirements for TNC companies, drivers, passengers, and more. Read More >>