Regulations

Philadelphia Operators Plan Next Steps After Big Victory

Posted on March 20, 2013

PRLA board and guest panel members from the March 13 member meeting (L to R): Jeff Shanker, A1 Limousine, Jim Cohn, editor/publisher, Mid-Atlantic Events Magazine, Anthony Viscusi, Global Limousine Service, Mike Barreto, Flyte Tyme Worldwide, Nancy King, Aramark, Evan O'Donnell, AKA Rittenhouse Square, Jim Salinger, Unique Limousine, Perry Camerlengo, Luxury Limousine, and Mark Kingsdorf from Queen of Hearts Wedding Planning.
PRLA board and guest panel members from the March 13 member meeting (L to R): Jeff Shanker, A1 Limousine, Jim Cohn, editor/publisher, Mid-Atlantic Events Magazine, Anthony Viscusi, Global Limousine Service, Mike Barreto, Flyte Tyme Worldwide, Nancy King, Aramark, Evan O'Donnell, AKA Rittenhouse Square, Jim Salinger, Unique Limousine, Perry Camerlengo, Luxury Limousine, and Mark Kingsdorf from Queen of Hearts Wedding Planning.

CHESTER SPRINGS, Penn. — The PRLA is riding high off a recent victory in an ongoing battle with the Philadelphia Parking Authority (PPA). The PRLA won a declaratory judgment action on Feb. 14 against the PPA in which the PPA’s fee schedule was ruled unconstitutional. The court also entered an injunction against the PPA to prevent it from enforcing the fee schedule against any of the parties in the suit or other parties that raise objection.

At its general meeting on March 13, the PRLA told members about this outcome and the next steps. The PPA is appealing the ruling, which could take up to two years to resolve. PRLA members will continue to register with the PPA while the association’s attorney thoroughly reviews the matter and makes further recommendations. However, for now, the PPA’s rules are essentially null and void.

“We have overcome a big hurdle with the PPA,” said PRLA president, Jim Salinger, of Unique Limousine in Harrisburg, Pa. Salinger also credited previous PRLA president and current National Limousine Association executive director, Philip Jagiela, for his effort fighting the PPA. Salinger recognized Jagiela’s service during his tenure with the PRLA by presenting him with a plaque at the membership meeting.  

The PRLA plans to turn its attention to providing members with valuable services. “The PRLA will focus on industry specific content for our members to enhance the professionalism of our industry in our region,” said PRLA secretary and treasurer, Jeff Shanker, of A1 Limousines.   

To this end, the PRLA presented a “Meet the Buyer” Q&A panel session, in which members heard directly from the client what they want and expect from their companies. Candid feedback was heard from a corporate transportation director, a wedding planner, a luxury extended stay housing manager, and an event-planning expert.

More from this panel in next week’s LCT E-News.

The PRLA just launched new website: http://prlainc.com/

NEXT MEETING
PRLA General Meeting Sponsored by Wolfington Body Company
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Twinning Hall Ball Room
Trevose Fire Company
30 Pottstown Pike
Chester Springs, PA 19425
Phone: (610) 458-850

— Denis Wilson, LCT East Coast Editor

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

Pennsylvania Unveils Guidelines For Driverless Cars

The state’s variable climate and geography make it an ideal testing ground for self-driving vehicles.

Classifying Uber's Business Model: A Complicated Affair

Governments have every right to regulate a digital platform that arranges rides and provides work for its citizens.

Industry Leaders Adjust Political Agenda For Trump Era

The NLA is sizing up a post-Nov. 8 legislative and regulatory scene that could yield breakthroughs as well as new unknowns.

Mass. TNC Drivers Face Background Checks Sooner

The state will conduct Criminal Offender Record Information and Sex Offender Registry Information background checks and consult motor vehicles records.

What Will Trump's Transportation Pick Mean For TNCs?

Department of Transportation Secretary nominee Elaine Chao has shown friendliness to the gig economy.

See More News

Facebook Comments ()

Comments (0)

Post a Comment

Submit

Blogs

See More

See More

See More

See More

LCT Store

LCT Magazine - December 2016 $12.95 GLOBAL/INTERNATIONAL ISSUE COVER STORY: * The Coolest Operators on the Planet * *



Connect

Experience the three annual industry events for networking for business, showcasing vehicles and products, and getting the tools for success.

Read About Your Region

What’s Happening Near You?
Click on any state to see the latest industry news and events in that region.

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Metro Magazine

Serving the bus and passenger rail industries for more than a century

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

Please sign in or register to .    Close