The Minority Limousine Operators of America association offers some real-time practical advice on handling the obstacles and frustrations operators are encountering.
WASHINGTON, D.C.--A newspaper for Capitol Hill insiders reported today that limousine makers are unlikely to face greater Congressional scrutiny, despite recent headline-grabbing accidents. CQ Roll Call quoted several highway safety advocates that said they see little prospect of tougher regulations from lawmakers anytime soon and that the pair of California accidents that have focused attention on limousine safety appear to be unrelated.
The article also quoted National Limousine Association executive director, Philip Jagiela: “We can say with confidence that this tragic accident was an anomaly for our industry. Once a cause is determined, we will work ... to chart a constructive approach and course of action for our members.”
“The idea of Congress getting involved at this point might be a bit of a stretch,” said Henry Jasny, vice president and general counsel of the group Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety. “If there’s a pattern of safety issues, we’d see folks at [the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration] getting involved. Right now, it’s not clear that there’s a single issue.”
Operators and vendors can benefit from listening to leaders with long-range perspective.
The Greater California Livery Association renewed and boosted vital connections with legislators during its annual legislative lobbying day.
The association is prepping for one of their biggest events of the year that promises to bring about change.
A preliminary report should be available within two weeks, although a final report detailing the cause of the accident could take up to two years.
While efforts were cut short, the enforcement actions provided valuable insights to everyone involved.
In the next phase of the case, the TNC will try to convince a judge AB5 violates guarantees of equal protection under the federal and state constitutions.
While state laws have turned favorable to luxury ground transportation operations, business owners must stay on top of the ones that apply to everyone.
The changes come after 20 people were killed in the October 2018 crash, including 18 people inside the limousine and two pedestrians.
The changes come in response to AB5, which makes it more difficult for employers to classify workers as independent contractors.
Fresh off California’s AB5 passage, the trade group now goes deeper into what the new rules mean for ground transportation operations.
The ride-hailing structure depends on the gig economy, where workers are hired as subcontractors rather than employees with full-time benefits.
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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