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Taxi Industry Wants Background Checks For TNC Drivers

Posted on December 16, 2016

Photo via Wikimedia Commons user D. Sharon Pruitt
Photo via Wikimedia Commons user D. Sharon Pruitt
ALBANY – Looking to block efforts to legalize upstate ride-sharing services this month, a group of taxi companies is stepping up its campaign to require fingerprint background checks of drivers with Uber, Lyft, and other web-based transportation companies before those companies can pick up passengers.

In a 30-second digital ad campaign entitled “Mugshots’’ released Dec. 13, the Upstate Transportation Association suggested consumers could be put at danger if lawmakers pass a measure that does not include the fingerprint mandate.

The Buffalo News article here

Related Topics: background checks, Buffalo, Lyft, New York operators, regulatory enforcement, state regulations, taxis, TNCs, Uber

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