Ride-sharing company Lyft won approval Thursday from the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission to operate throughout Pennsylvania - except in Philadelphia.

The Philadelphia Parking Authority, which regulates taxi and limousine service in Philadelphia, has ruled that Lyft, UberX and other ride-sharing services can't operate in the city unless they meet the same requirements as taxicabs.

The PUC voted 4-1 to issue Lyft a license to operate for two years, if the company complies with conditions designed to ensure driver integrity, vehicle safety and insurance protections.

Lyft earlier won temporary authority to operate in Allegheny County.

Paul Nussbaum