Uber is making inroads in ground transportation, as evidenced by its first ever exhibit at a Global Business Travel Association convention, July 28-30, in Los Angeles. Photo by Tim Crowley/LCT
MARLTON, N.J. — In response to the growth of Transportation Network Companies (TNCs), such as Uber and Lyft, the National Limousine Association (NLA) today released a position paper that outlines major concerns about TNCs and the ground transportation industry.
“The public and regulatory interaction with TNCs continues to suffer from misconceptions that affect the safety of the public, the consumer rights of passengers, the fair treatment of TNC drivers, and the fair application of laws towards bona fide operators of passenger transportation,” the paper stated.
Chief among TNC issues, the paper highlighted their lack of adequate liability insurance, disregard of regulations, legal and safety requirements, and false advertising of facts to the public who use TNC for-hire vehicles.
The NLA Board of Directors agreed at its June meeting, held in Washington, DC, to create a position paper to address the growing concerns of the business model of TNC companies. Board members were tasked with creating, defining and establishing the paper to address the problems posed by TNC companies. They also collaborated with Manesh Rath of Keller & Heckman, NLA’s legal counsel; Louie Perry of Cornerstone Government Affairs, the NLA lobbying firm; and NLA Executive Director Philip Jagiela.
The six-page paper can be read in full here: NLA TNC POSITION PAPER