LANJ Scores TNC Victory at Penn Station

Tom Halligan
Posted on March 18, 2016
PRINCETON, N.J. — An update on TNCs and airport regulations was the main topic covered during the quarterly lunch meeting of the Limousine Association of New Jersey (LANJ), held Wednesday, March 16 at the NJHA Conference and Event Center.

LANJ President Jason Sharenow told members the association is lobbying Newark Airport officials to regulate illegal Uber X drivers from working the airport. Although the airport police are not currently ticketing Uber x drivers, Sharenow said it appears officials are waiting for the state to eventually tackle the issue with regulatory enforcement.

However, Sharenow said LANJ did score a victory when the city of Elizabeth started to ticket Uber X drivers at Penn Station, the state’s busiest transit hub that serves the New York-New Jersey metro region.

“We’ll take that as a win for LANJ” said Sharenow. “Our efforts and the media attention about the negative effect of TNCs is bubbling to the surface where travel managers, legislators and passengers are scratching their heads and thinking twice about using TNCs,” he added.

Sharenow also urged New Jersey operators to participate in the National Limousine Association’s annual Day on The Hill event in Washington, DC, April 25-27. The event gives operators from around the country the opportunity to swarm Capitol Hill and discuss priority issues with their Congressional representatives.

Related Topics: Jason Sharenow, LANJ, Limousine Association of New Jersey, new jersey, New Jersey operators, TNCs

Comments ( 1 )
  • anthony

     | about 4 years ago

    The simple legal argument is ; you cant have random drivers enter a federal property= it places all safety and security guidelines in the trash. While uber fails to do real backround check these individuals should not be allowed to enter a federal property like an airport... specially these uber-x vehicles

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