There’s a ton of good news today for ride-sharing service Lyft. The company has struck a deal with the California Public Utilities Commission that will remove fines and allow it to continue operating in the state. It also announced plans this morning to expand its service to Los Angeles. The move into L.A. marks the first expansion market for Lyft…

Some might say that ride-sharing companies are currently operating illegally, while others would argue that they’re operating in a legal gray area. What’s clear right now is that they don’t fit under the PUC’s current regulatory framework.

Photo Credit: Lyft travels to the Grand Canyon on Christmas vacation.