The NTSB has put out its priorities for the next year, and taking steps to make limousines safer is not one of them.
PHOTO GALLERY: The May 14 get together in Los Angeles reviewed a wide agenda for the LCT Association Award of Excellence winner.
A recent public hearing underscored the political will to add rules on the use of stretch limousines in the state.
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.
The Greater California Livery Association will host events in Napa, Los Angeles, and San Diego.
Families of victims in the 2015 Long Island limousine crash say the package of new rules in the state budget does not go far enough.
An industry association leader says the rules don't address the specific issues.
Legislators were concerned the tighter rules would put too many law-abiding operations out of business.
HB 511 originally replaced the state’s sales tax on rides for hire with a 50-cent flat fee for taxi, limousine, and ride-hailing service rides and a 25-cent fee for shared rides.
MARCH LCT Editor's Edge: Politicians too often overreact when trying to resolve straightforward issues.
PHOTO GALLERY: The Greater California Livery Association gathered members March 6 at the Proud Bird Restaurant in Los Angeles.
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