Specifically, Uber’s been granted an “Emergency Temporary Authority (ETA),” which Uber calls on its company blog “an important first step along the path to finding a permanent home for ride sharing” in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia.
Uber made clear in an official announcement that this isn’t a long-term success:
We’ve made great progress in Pittsburgh so far, but we still need the PUC to develop a long-term solution to ensure your city – and others across the state – has access to the same transportation options and business opportunities you rely on to travel safely around town and make a living.
Uber’s UberX service differs from its black car and SUV options. In most U.S. states, UberX enables drivers to transport passengers without a commercial license. This, of course, has led to some clashes in heavily regulated states, including Pennsylvania, New York, and Virginia.