The Transportation Alliance met with Congressional reps this week to focus on legislative goals and ensure business opportunities.
The Harris Poll survey of 2,186 U.S. adults age 18 and older — commissioned by the NLA — conducted from Feb. 27 to March 1, reveals the following:
“As this survey clearly illustrates, the vast majority of consumers believe ride-hailing service drivers are indeed employees, and are entitled to the benefits required by federal labor laws,” said Scott Solombrino, an NLA board director and CEO of Dav El / BostonCoach Chauffeured Transportation Network.
The NLA’s non-profit Ride Responsibly campaign has called for increased safety regulations specifically pertaining to ride-hailing drivers. Additionally, Ride Responsibly has long called for fair labor standards for all ground transportation drivers, advocating for their proper classification as employees and not independent contractors.
“The NLA welcomes all innovation in the ground transportation field and the technologies being used by the TNCs have revolutionized our industry,” NLA President Gary Buffo said. "As the results of this survey demonstrate, Americans agree technology is not an excuse to ignore rules and regulations in place to protect the best interests of our country. It has become increasingly clear TNCs’ businesses models are based on circumvention, using technology as an excuse for breaking the law.”
Investigators first looked into the company that owns the stretch Ford Excursion more than a year before it crashed.
The NTSB has put out its priorities for the next year, and taking steps to make limousines safer is not one of them.
As construction takes up curb space, chauffeured and limo vehicles can continue serving the arrival loop throughout the upgrade project.
Prosecutors allege the owner of the vehicle in the deadly accident allowed the driver to operate it without the proper endorsement.
The FMCSA is seeking public comment on the commercial bus industry group’s preemption request.
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The DOT says it was only doing its job.
A recent public hearing underscored the political will to add rules on the use of stretch limousines in the state.
Chicago’s attempts to crack down on people who illegally offer rides at airports hasn’t stopped a steady stream of solicitors.
The spring membership meeting will address proposed new state rules and questions on TCP-vehicle access during airport construction.
Operators say the industry is already over-regulated and blame lies with state regulators who don't enforce laws on the books.
Senators want to solicit more views on passed and proposed safety measures for limousine operations.
This comes after rules kicked in Feb. 1 ruling drivers must make a minimum of $17.22 an hour.
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