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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 will establish best safety practices for prearranged car services and transportation network companies (TNCs), which include ride-hailing app car services, such as Lyft, Sidecar, Uber and Whisk.

 

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New Laws Push Uber And Lyft To Bump Up Insurance Coverage, But A Collision Gap Remains

Source: Forbes Author: Ellen Huet

 Uber, Lyft and other ride-hailing service drivers are now covered by the company’s liability insurance at all times when they’re on duty — but could still be saddled with costly collision damages. (Courtesy Sarah, a Lyft driver)

Uber, Lyft and other ride-hailing service drivers are now covered by the company’s liability insurance at all times when they’re on duty — but could still be saddled with costly collision damages. (Courtesy Sarah, a Lyft driver)

You’re a driver working for Uber or Lyft. You have the app (or both apps) on, but haven’t been matched with a passenger. You’re cruising around and you hit another car. Both cars are damaged. Are you covered?

The answer is both yes and no, though many drivers mistakenly think they are fully covered. A driver’s liability — damage to others — is taken care of, but damage to their own car is not. Continue reading... http://www.forbes.com/sites/ellenhuet/2015/07/01/new-laws-push-uber-and-lyft-to-bump-up-insurance-coverage-but-a-collision-gap-remains/


We Must Invest America's transportation future

Source: Department of Transportation Published Thursday, July 9, 2015

Our nation’s infrastructure has long been our economic backbone, but we’ve been investing in it less and less. Over the years, as our transportation spending has gone down, congestion and maintenance backlogs have gone up. Given this, in May, Congress passed another short-term extension to authorize the U.S. Department of Transportation to continue making payments from the Highway Trust Fund through July 31st. This was the 33rd time that Congress has passed a short-term extension. -

See more at: http://www.transportation.gov/policy-initiatives/grow-america/we-must-invest-americas-transportation-future#sthash.GgvaedWI.dpuf


Is the Stretch Dead?

Posted on June 8, 2015 by Tom Halligan - Also by this author

  • Is the Stretch Limo dead? Many in the industry are putting the nail in the coffin for stretches, opting instead for buses of all sizes and configurations, LCT Magazine just published June annual Industry Fact Book found that operators still add a new stretch or two to their fleets. What it comes down to is that operators today have such diverse fleets that offer something for everyone as they figure out what vehicles best serve their particular market and provide the greatest return on investment. Http://www.lctmag.com/blogpost/294447/is-the-stretch-dead

NLA Position on TNC's

  • National Limousine Association Stand on TNC's. The National Limousine Association has released a Position Paper that addresses industry concerns over the proliferation of Transportation Network Companies (TNCs) and their effects on the passenger transportation industry.

The NLA position on TNC's document