Scott Solombrino, spokesman for Ride Safe MA, spoke before a taxi industry rally at the State House June 28. (Photo by Patrick Whittemore/ Boston Herald)
Dozens of taxi drivers, cab owners and their advocates blanketed the State House yesterday in a last-ditch push for stronger rules for ride-hailing app services, while a senator acknowledged that former Attorney General Eric Holder influenced the pending bill with a letter calling for regulations without fingerprint background checks.
The Senate bill will be brought to the floor today, where senators will debate 54 amendments, including one requiring fingerprint checks — a measure that is not part of the bill as written. Other amendments would allow for cities to implement their own regulations, and remove a requirement that the companies offer a tipping option.
Boston Herald article here
Solombrino radio interview here