The annual Limousine Association of New Jersey fundraiser has long served as a role model for industry togetherness.
“Currently, all Uber and Lyft vehicles are required by law to have a gold and black sticker on license plates allowing consumers (and authorities) the ability to know the vehicle has been registered, and hopefully insured, adequately enough to safely get you from Point A to Point B,” Walsh said. “Nothing about this repeal makes sense. Think of the ramifications. Now there will be no way to identify a TNC car. TNCs can just hang out curbside at Dulles and Reagan airports and authorities will have no way of knowing if they are TNCs or not,” he explained.
The two companion House and Senate bills speeding through the legislature will remove the requirement that a TNC driver must register his personal vehicle for use as a “TNC partner” vehicle with the Department of Motor Vehicles. The bill also allows the Department of State Police to recognize another state's annual motor vehicle safety inspection in lieu of a Virginia inspection.
Walsh said there are more than 144,000 TNC vehicles registered in Virginia. “Uber, a $64 billion company, believes this is unnecessary and takes too much time and effort and places a burden on our DMV. The reason we know there are that many vehicles registered is because it was successfully done by our extremely efficient and modern DMV," Walsh said.
The legislation to repeal went under the radar of opposing parties “but this can set a precedent nationwide,” Walsh said, adding the VLA is trying to muster opposition to the repeal before it hits the governor’s desk for approval.
Operator and former UMA chairman Dale Krapf promotes motorcoaches to a Congressional subcommittee.
The PSA done with the National Limousine Association is the fourth one from the actress-activist spotlighting ridehail faults.
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The Florida association is ready to make the tournament an annual event after a rousing success.
The crime and safety problem conflicts with the TNC's brand messaging to provide a "safe ride home."
The Greater California Livery Association has worked for years educating state officials on the problems with the TNC.
A regulatory decision April 26 deems the TNC a charter-party carrier, subject to stronger safety, insurance, and licensing.
The industry was mostly prepared by the April 1 deadline for enforcement of the federal electronic logging device mandate.
Wendy Kleefisch and Lenin Fraga of the CFLA will help get people to the LCT event after their poker tournament.
Ground transportation services lose a round in court and abandon their case to be exempt from the rules and costs.
The driver browsed videos on his smartphone while headling down a New York highway with 52 passengers.
The companies argue it could cost $1 billion to comply, and the percent required is arbitrary and doesn't reflect the demand of riders.
The NLA responds to the first judicial decision on the classification of drivers under federal law.
Uber has been dogged by reports of drivers accosting passengers, including lawsuits alleging sexual assaults.
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