The Greater California Livery Association’s annual holiday event took on a more festive tone as the industry stands to benefit from measures that will ease business operations.
This week brings the nitty-gritty of TNC clashes with regulators at the local and state levels. A round-up of the latest headlines:
INSURANCE RULES TRIP UP TNCs: UberX and Lyft have become embroiled in pitched battles in cities and states across the country as they have spread in defiance of regulators and challenged long-protected taxis by enabling regular citizens to drive for hire in their own vehicles. San Francisco Business Times article here
UBER LINKS WITH AMEX FOR PAYMENTS: Uber is often in the headlines for its scuffles with the government and the taxi industry, and expensive surge pricing, but the myriad controversies isn't scaring away big partners, including credit giant American Express. CNet.com article here
-- Compiled by LCT editor Martin Romjue
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The company and its rivals disrupted ground transport, riding on a lack of regulation. Now, regulators are closing in.
The state association with the heft of a national one will host operators from around California and the nation on Dec. 3.
The Department of Labor reportedly has been trying to get unpaid employment taxes from the TNC going back as far as 2015.
Despite severe damage, rear portions of the passenger compartment remained relatively intact, maintaining space for occupants to survive.
Legislators are looking at a new California law that is receiving pushback from Uber, Lyft, and DoorDash.
Owners believe it’s just another hurdle since they’re already registered with the public service commission and DOT.
The TNCs want voters to give them a break after the historic passing of AB 5.
A newly released report along with court documents provides more details about the accident.
If the City Council approves a proposed $3 tax on solo ridehail trips downtown, the city would top all others in the U.S.
Matt Daus, an expert on ground transportation regulation and technology, will be one of four panelists giving their take on the future of transportation.
Chicago is the only city that requires TNCs to notify regulators within 48 hours of deactivating a driver due to public safety concerns.
The governor signs a safety measure strongly supported by the Greater California Livery Association.
Operator Kevin Barwell points out the stretch involved in last year's fatal crash was nearly 20 years old and technology has changed since then.
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