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NELA Calls On Members To Fight Mass. Uber Bill

Posted on June 29, 2016 by Tom Halligan - Also by this author - About the author

BOSTON — The New England Livery Association (NELA) is urging members to call or email two state senators to support fingerprint background checks for all TNC, taxi and livery drivers that is not included in a proposed bill that is up for debate Wednesday, June 29. In addition to adding fingerprint background checks into the bill, the NELA also is lobbying to require TNC vehicles  to have identification markers/decals and commercial insurance.

The NELA asks operators to contact Senate President  Stan Rosenberg  at 617-722-1500 ([email protected]) and Senate Chair of Ways & Means, Karen Spilka at 617-722-1640 ([email protected].)

“It is very disappointing to learn that as multiple cities across the country have implemented strong public safety measures to regulate TNCs, here in Massachusetts the legislature has not responded and has left the people of the state vulnerable and unprotected,” said Scott Solombrino, CEO, Dav El/Boston Coach. “The Senate language falls woefully short on so many levels. They are jeopardizing jobs, taxes and the very livelihoods of an entire industry. To cast a blind eye to the taxi and livery industry and allow TNC’s to operate with impunity borders on neglect.”

Solombrino said the NELA intends to “fight this language on the Senate floor and amend it to better reflect what scores of police chiefs, district attorneys and countless citizens have called for – stronger public safety measures and a more fair system for transportation professionals to operate in.”

 

 

 

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