First rolled out in California in June 2018, they are also authorized in Arizona, Texas, and Florida.
With the recent Uber and Lyft exodus from Florida’s Broward County over mandatory fingerprint background checks, the state has received a range of responses from city and county officials on how to best move forward.
Palm Beach County will be having a Commission vote on new rules for Uber, limos, and cab companies in two weeks, over whether they will enact the same fingerprint background check requirements that Broward County mandated, prompting TNCs Uber and Lyft to leave.
The TNCs criticize that fingerprint background checks are not necessary and have threatened to leave Palm Beach if the county votes to make them required.
In the city of Melbourne, officials there are wondering whether they should de-regulate taxis and limos so that they are on-par with the concessions made for TNCs. City Clerk Cathy Wysor and Police Chief Steve Mimbs — who support taxi deregulation — wrote in a joint memo, “The city code leaves the impression that we are making the vehicle-for-hire industry in Melbourne safe. In reality, we're simply applying the code and issuing permits and decals to those companies that choose to submit to our regulations,” Wysor and Mimbs wrote.
Wysor said vehicle-for-hire regulations consume administrative staff time in her department, and enforcing the ordinance is not a police priority. “Crime in progress, or a taxi company complaining about another taxi company? Crime in progress wins every time,” Wysor said.
Contract workers, including ones for TNCs, can now pursue claims in court instead of mandatory arbitration.
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.
The leading hot button issue of the driver shortage spurred some lively discussions at the annual trade show.
The Baywatch star's vivid takedown clip of Uber and TNCs scores high on creative excellence.
One industry leader says operators are concerned about contradictory language in a package of proposed safety reforms.
The annual fly-in legislative visit to Capitol Hill will bring together leaders and members of motorcoach industry groups.
No agency has explained what caused the vehicle to crash in the update New York countryside.
The action came as it was publicly revealed the operation involved in the fatal stretch crash had repeatedly skirted or violated rules.
Editorial/commentary: In the aftermath of the accident that killed 20 people, about the last thing one would have expected was a turf war.
A look back at the deadliest transportation accident in the U.S. in nine years, which remains unsolved.
Investigators are "gravely concerned" the district attorney's lack of response is impeding their ability to carry out their duties.
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They're still employees, the second highest court in the land reaffirms.
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