Fresh off California’s AB5 passage, the trade group now goes deeper into what the new rules mean for ground transportation operations.
In the wake of a limousine fire on the San Mateo Bridge that trapped and killed a bride and four other women, Gov. Jerry Brown said Tuesday that he had signed legislation requiring fire extinguishers on board and inspections by the California Highway Patrol.
Update From LCT: Greater California Livery Association President Rich Azzolino told LCT Tuesday that the inspection fee rates still need to be determined by the California Highway Patrol, and the GCLA will participate in discussions over the next few months to set up a fee structure.
“We are going to be 100% part of how it’s going to be done,” Azzolino said. “Hopefully, we can convince them it will be cheap. We have to sit at the table and discuss it.”
The livery plate elimination spares limousine operators a weeks-long hassle involved in registering new fleet vehicles. Operators can immediately get a commercial license plate from the Department of Motor Vehicles when presenting a livery letter of authorization from the California Public Utilities Commission, Azzolino explained. The DMV keeps commercial plates in stock, whereas livery plates never were and had to be mailed to operators. With a commercial plate on the vehicle, operators can get the necessary airport access transponders and permits.
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New York law does not now require stretches to have seat belts in the back seat.
The TNC is attempting to push back against a California law aimed at turning independent contractors into employees.
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.
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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.
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