NEW YORK, March 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Limousine Association applauds California's monumental decision to regulate Uber in the same manner that it does TCPs/ground transportation providers. This proposal, which notes Uber imposes extensive, employer-like control over its drivers, is the first step in ensuring equal standards across the industry that will allow private operators to remain competitive in an ever-expanding landscape. While ground transportation providers have long been subjected to such safety regulations, ride-hailing companies have not.
"We have long called for standard regulations across the industry which will allow all private transportation operators to conduct business in a fair and equitable manner," said Gary Buffo, President of the National Limousine Association. "Uber has inarguably operated within the state's definition of a TCP, and it's time for them to be held accountable," Buffo continued. Regulatory bodies in each state must take a stand to ensure that America remains a fair and prosperous land for both businesses and employees."
The National Limousine Association calls on Californians to contact their local leaders, and to voice their support for the decision through the public comment period. The public comment period will conclude on April 26, 2018. Californians are encouraged to contact their local legislators at www.house.gov/representatives/find-your-representative
ABOUT THE NLA:
The National Limousine Association is a non-profit organization responsible for and dedicated to representing the interests of the private driver transportation industry at the global, national, state, and local level. It is the unified voice of this industry – linking transportation industry professionals from owners and operators to suppliers, manufacturers, regional and state limousine associations. With more than 2,000 NLA members, the Association is committed to exceeding expectations with regards to professionalism, transportation efficiency and safe riding.
For additional information on the NLA, please visit www.limo.org.
ABOUT RIDE RESPONSIBLY™:
The Ride Responsibly campaign is an unprecedented effort to bridge an industry-wide gap between the rights of passengers and the responsibilities of service providers. The campaign establishes best safety practices for prearranged car services and ride-hailing app car services such as Lyft and Uber. This initiative by the National Limousine Association is designed to help address growing public concern and provide a forum for all to voice their views on the ground transportation industry. The program focuses on educating both service providers and the public about regulations, legislation and best practices within the industry. The goal is to empower and inform the public at large, and drivers and operators alike with the necessary tools to Ride Responsibly.
For additional information on Ride Responsibly™, please visit www.rideresponsibly.org.
SOURCE National Limousine Association