Uber and Lyft drivers will now be able to legally operate in Hillsborough County. The Hillsborough County Public Transportation Commission voted Wednesday to approve a temporary operating agreement. The measure will allow the ride-hailing companies to work in the county. Uber and Lyft agreed to the settlement, but company officials maintain a state law on the issue is still needed. “I’m hoping that the Legislature will provide the adult leadership that has been so sorely lacking here and do what 30 other states have done and create a permanent home for ride sharing in Florida,” Colin Tooze with Uber said. The agreement will require stricter background checks, vehicle inspections and insurance for drivers. Tampa City Council member Frank Reddick objected to the measure, saying he believes the agreement is illegal and goes against the charter of the PTC.