Ridesharing services Uber and Lyft both say they will continue normal operations in Virginia even after the state's Department of Motor Vehicles sent cease and desist letters to both companies.
Uber and Lyft allow users with smartphones to order a car ride from their phones, like hailing a cab.
The department says the companies must stop operating immediately because they are violating state law by receiving compensation for facilitating transportation services without proper state authorization. The letters also say the DMV will issue civil penalties to drivers.
Uber and Lyft say even as they continue normal operations they will work with state officials to resolve the regulatory issue.