Commentary: Jeff Rose, president of Limousine Association of New York, explains how the permit cap ignores vital for-hire differences.
TOP STORY: BOSTON -- Uber is fighting back against lawmakers who want to implement fingerprint checks on its drivers, sparking a debate over to what degree drivers should be vetted before joining the ride-hailing service’s massive fleet.
Big Strike 1 For Uber Drivers? Thousands of Uber drivers for the transportation network company service nationwide plan to strike come mid-October.
They’re demanding fewer drivers, higher rates and an option to tip. KHOU-TV.com article here
Uber Faces Massive Crackdown In London: Transport for London is preparing to launch a crackdown on Uber, proposing a series of new rules that will hit the popular minicab-hailing app in one of its most popular cities. London Telegraph article here
Europe Proves To Be A Bad Zone For Uber: The ride-hailing app's offices in Amsterdam were raided by the Dutch authorities, two of its top executives appeared in court in Paris on Tuesday and proposals that Uber is unhappy about were published on Wednesday by London's transport rule-setting body. CNBC article and video here
Ohio Legislators Seek State Rules On Uber: Not even a week after Uber announced a plan to expand its service in Ohio by 10,000 drivers, legislators in the state House made the case for expanded regulation of the popular app-based ride service. Columbus Dispatch article here
Will China Be Uber's Waterloo? Stiff competition has forced the TNC to adapt in order to survive in a new market.
China has proven a humbling speed bump in Uber’s quest to dominate the mobilized sharing economy worldwide. Fortune Magazine article here
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Now that the new campus won't be setting up shop in Queens, the city is heading into battle with another tech giant.
Public safety, fair labor, and stricter enforcement define this year’s legislative agenda for the GCLA.
The bill would put more strict laws and regulations in place regarding inspection and operation.
Limo companies and others who deliver and pick up passengers expressed displeasure with the new system at council hearings last year.
The GCLA is urging legislators to heed the warnings of concerned groups and local governments.
A New York Department of Transportation official says a ban on stretches and the power to seize plates will help DOT enforcement.
FEB. LCT Editor's Edge: TNCs get slammed with negative media coverage. So why don't more travelers take the chauffeured route?
The Georgia public safety bureaucracy is blocking out of state vehicles and creating an "extremely urgent situation."
VIDEO: Industry association leaders Douglas Schwartz and Kevin Barwell promote the safe, legal use of chauffeured luxury vehicles.
Operators Douglas Schwartz of the Long Island Transportation Association and Kevin Barwell of the Limousine Bus Taxi Operators of Upstate New York went to Albany, N.Y. on Jan. 30, 2019 to speak before the Joint Legislative Public Hearing on the 2019-2020 Executive Budget to oppose a proposal to ban modified stretch limousines in the state of New York.
Uber so far has declined to join the lawsuit against the measure, which could result in rate increases for ridehail customers.
Months of feuding between investigating agencies has ended with a court agreement, but evidence may have been lost.
Local economies, tourism, attractions, and motorcoach group travel are all taking stronger hits.
First rolled out in California in June 2018, they are also authorized in Arizona, Texas, and Florida.
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