First rolled out in California in June 2018, they are also authorized in Arizona, Texas, and Florida.
LOS ANGELES -- Hesham Mohamed Hadayet, who shot two people and injured three others at the El Al ticket counter at Los Angeles International Airport on July 4, told a friend he was having money problems and his business was on the brink of collapse, according to the Los Angeles Times.
Hadayet was in line at the ticket counter in the Tom Bradley International Airport at LAX when he opened fire, killing Victoria Hen, 25, and Yaakov Aminov, 46, before he was killed by an El Al security guard.
Hadayet, who operated Five Star Limousine Service out of his Irvine, Calif. apartment, was having good luck until about one year ago. He moved from Egypt 10 years ago on a six-month tourist visa, earned money working illegally as a cab driver and later bought a limousine before he knew how to drive one, the newspaper said. His wife won a lottery for permanent residency in the U.S., keeping Hadayet from being deported.
However, in recent months, Hadayet, described as a quiet, devout Muslim, could not keep up with his liability insurance and his wife sought out neighborhood baby-sitting work, the Times reported.
Hadayet started the limousine business in 1997, and bought a stretch limousine in November 1998. According to the Associated Press, he put $3,000 down on the $30,000 vehicle and agreed to $1,225 monthly payments. Virgil Budnic, a car salesman, said Hadayet assured him he knew how to drive a stretch limousine, but put a gash in the passenger side when he hit a pole moments after getting behind the wheel.
Israeli officials say the shooting is an act of terrorism, but U.S. authorities say Hadayet appeared to be acting alone. FBI officials say Hadayet did go to the airport with two guns and a knife and the intent to kill, but his motive has been unexplained.
eNews Exclusive: Matthew Levine wants to help workers make ends meet while they wait for the standstill to end.
The ABA, UMA, and IMG join a list of eight industry trade associations pointing out harmful effects on tourism.
The annual Greater California Livery Association’s lobbying event can lead to fewer regulations for charter party carriers.
E-News Exclusive: John Boyens provided some tips at Bill Faeth’s 2018 LAB Live that will help your company grow revenues.
The leading hot button issue of the driver shortage spurred some lively discussions at the annual trade show.
Nine days are left to apply for the most coveted recognition guaranteed to raise your profile and boost your reputation.
One industry leader says operators are concerned about contradictory language in a package of proposed safety reforms.
The industry leader and father-in-law to two CEOs grew one of the largest East Coast-centered luxury transportation services.
JAN. LCT: If you lack a plan, chaos will ensue. Here are eight steps to keep your company going in the right direction.
JAN. LCT: The event proved the most crucial of industry skills — driving a vehicle — brings out the competitive spirit.
Chariot could not make money and the automaker could not support it indefinitely.
JAN. LCT: If all you’re thinking about is “How can this person make me more money,” you’re doing it wrong.
JAN. LCT: These seven key points can help you create a company culture with best practices that will boost performance and service.
No agency has explained what caused the vehicle to crash in the update New York countryside.
The world's No. 1 online marketplace and trader for professional chauffeured and chartered vehicles, including all types of motorcoaches, buses, vans, stretch limousines, sedans, SUVs, exotics, and classics. New and used vehicles are available from sellers across the nation.
The best online networker to find quality affiliates worldwide and market your company.
Click on any state to see the latest industry news and events in that region.