Ridesharing services like Uber and Lyft have expanded to more than 100 cities across the United States, offering an alternative to the traditional taxi.

But in this competitive transportation industry, these companies have encountered regulatory barriers and strong opposition from taxi drivers.

>>> Uber Fights to Win the Regulatory War

The Daily Signal rode with five ridesharing drivers to hear how this new transportation technology has changed their lives and spent time at a taxi protest to understand why cab drivers are so upset. Watch our report.

Disclosure: An executive of Heritage Action for America, a sister organization of The Heritage Foundation, is married to an executive of Uber.