Regulations

LANJ Stops TNC Access To Newark Airport, Train Station

Tom Halligan
Posted on February 24, 2016
NEWARK, N.J.— Thanks to a strong lobbying effort by a coalition of taxi and limousine companies, the city of Newark on Feb. 22 issued an ordinance that bans Uber and Lyft drivers from Newark Liberty International Airport and Newark Penn Station.

The ban, which was put on hold last week after a City Council meeting on Tuesday, was enacted later that day and calls for the city’s police department to “take all appropriate action, including the ticketing and towing of unauthorized vehicles engaged in the business of carrying passengers."

“We are thrilled with the enforcement action and that the city has recognized the illegalities of TNCs operating at the airport and train station,” said LANJ President Jeff Shanker (A-1 Limousine, Princeton). “We hope that this action is an impetus for other metro areas in the state to establish rules and regulations for TNCs.”

On Feb. 23, a contingent of LANJ representatives, Jason Sharenow (Broadway Elite Chauffeured Services Worldwide), Jon Epstein (Royal Coachman Worldwide), Karen Gajda (Country Club Transportation), Chris Stochholm (New Jersey Limo Finder) and LANJ Lobbyist Adam Kauffman met at Newark Airport with multiple agencies— EWR Management, Port Authority Police, Newark Police and Newark Taxi Enforcement and Elizabeth Taxi Enforcement — to lobby against illegal TNCs.

Read CBS New York article.

 

Related Topics: airport rules, airports, Jason Sharenow, Jeff Shanker, LANJ, Limousine Association of New Jersey, Lyft, New Jersey operators, regulatory enforcement, TNCs, Uber

Comments ( 1 )
  • anthony

     | about 2 years ago

    Across the nation all operators need to print and send this report to all airport authorities. You cant have random individuals entering a federal property!!!!!! This creates a possible danger to all the passengers.

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