Regulations

Will Governor Sign Bill On New Uber, Lyft Rules?

Posted on August 3, 2016

Gov. Charlie Baker is considering a regulatory bill on TNCs minus fingerprint background checks. (Creative Commons photo)
Gov. Charlie Baker is considering a regulatory bill on TNCs minus fingerprint background checks. (Creative Commons photo)
Boston’s police commissioner on Aug. 1 sharply criticized ride-hailing legislation passed by the House and Senate for not requiring drivers to be fingerprinted, while struggling taxi drivers complained the measure could force them out of business.

But Uber and Lyft praised the bill, saying it would protect the public and increase convenience by allowing their drivers to pick up passengers at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center and, with the right permits, at Logan International Airport.

Governor Charlie Baker said he was pleased the legislation had reached his desk after a frenzied late-night session Sunday, but would not say if he plans to sign it.

Boston Globe article

Related Topics: Boston operators, Lyft, Massachusetts operators, regulatory enforcement, TNCs, Uber

Comments ( 3 )
  • Walt Bannon

     | about 3 years ago

    So much for Scott Solombrino's influence. As this goes on and on, the limo business should just realize that only the ones who provide the top level service will survive the coming purge. The old school owners can't and won't be able to fight TNC's VC deep pockets.

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