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LANY Gears Up To Tackle Wide Range Of Issues Sept. 19

Posted on September 12, 2017

LONG ISLAND CITY, N.Y. -- The Limousine Association of New York (LANY), the professional membership organization for luxury limo base operators in the New York City metro area, will host a meeting of the general membership on Sept. 19 at Farrell Limousine on 22-11 38th Ave. in Long Island City. The meeting is open to both members and non-member lux base operators

After surviving a crushing recession that lasted almost a decade and dealing with the disruption of transportation network companies (TNCs), the LANY meeting will tackle a number of major issues affecting the industry’s survival. The meeting is open to all luxury base operators in the New York City metro area, including those who are not members of the association.

“I don’t want to be an alarmist, but our industry is in crisis," aid Jeff Rose, LANY president and president of Attitude New York. "The regulatory process has become so politicized with decisions and new regulations coming from the New York City Council, the Mayor’s Office, and Albany, not to mention the federal government. For decades, a small group of members has fought for our industry segment. Now, we must be able to demonstrate we speak for thousands of hard-working men and women. LANY is the best way to do this, and we all need the association to be as strong as possible.”

LANY President Jeff Rose (LCT photo)
LANY President Jeff Rose (LCT photo)
In addition to the sales tax, paid sick leave, data collection, fatigue rules, enhanced chauffeur license requirements, the Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) has proposed a new regulation requiring all for-hire vehicle (FHV) bases to dispatch 25% of all jobs into wheelchair accessible vehicles. This proposed new rule threatens the existence of the industry, and a politically powerful group of advocates is pushing it.

LANY believes it is critical to convince leaders there are better solutions to providing WAV service in the NYC market. The industry must demonstrate strong numbers in terms of jobs provided and other contributions to economic activity, as well as its importance to the city's transportation system.

Working alongside other industry associations, such as the Black Car Assistance Corp. (BCAC) and The Limousine, Bus, Taxi Operators of Upstate New York (LBTOUNY), LANY has made headway on a number of issues. Those include convincing the TLC to amend its original fatigue rules proposal, allowing one touch two-way radios, and getting the Port Authority to put aside proposed airport usage fees that would’ve cost bases tens of thousands of dollars and hundreds of hours in compliance efforts.

Luxury base operators interested in attending LANY’s meeting of the general membership can RSVP by sending an email to Thelany.info@gmail.com.

LANY information: https://www.thelany.com/LANYrecruitingLetter.pdf.
 
About The Limousine Association of New York
The Limousine Association of New York (LANY) is the professional membership organization for luxury limo base operators in the New York City metro area. The organization has made headway of a number of issues and is within reach of achieving other big industry developments.

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