Popular new transportation services like Uber face new state regulations, which backers say will help protect drivers and passengers alike.

Under a law that took effect January 1st, the companies will have new requirements for insurance, background checks, and zero tolerance for drug and alcohol use.

Acting Iowa DOT director Mark Lowe says Uber and the other companies will no longer have to negotiate standards with every city or town that signs up for the service.

Read the full article on the Radio Iowa website.