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.
Leading stories on Uber and TNCs for the week:
Limo Company Claims Uber Racketeering: A metro Detroit limo company is suing the popular Uber ride service for alleged racketeering and claims that state transportation officials unfairly give Uber drivers a free pass on laws that traditional limo and taxi drivers must follow. Detroit Free Press article here
Two Limo Companies Drop Out Of Uber Lawsuit In Florida: Two of the five taxi and limo firms who filed a federal class action lawsuit against Palm Beach County , claiming it gives special treatment to the Uber app-based ride program, will no longer be active plaintiffs, their lawyers said this week in court documents. Palm Beach Post article here
San Francisco Taxi Company On Brink Of Bankruptcy: In the latest sign that the on-demand economy is taking its toll on traditional businesses, the biggest taxi company in San Francisco is reportedly close to filing for bankruptcy. Quartz.com article here
Related Fortune article: Why Is Yellow Cab Co-op In Financial Trouble?
Uber Black Drivers File Lawsuit, Protest: Uber Black drivers filed a class action lawsuit against Uber Wednesday night following a protest in Southwest Philadelphia. NBC10.com article here
Uber To Enhance User Privacy: Uber must pay a $20,000 fine over a 2014 data breach, as part of a settlement with New York. CNet.com article here
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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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