TNC Position Paper (Revised August 2016)STATEMENT OF THENATIONAL LIMOUSINE ASSOCIATION RELATING TO TRANSPORTATION NETWORK COMPANIES
National Limousine Association (NLA) believes that the underlying purposes for
regulating the passenger transportation industry should be applied in the
public interests to all operators of passenger transportation. This includes Transportation
Network Companies (TNCs).
public and regulatory interaction with TNCs continues to suffer from
misperceptions that affect the safety of the public, the consumer rights of the
passengers, the fair treatment of TNC drivers, and the fair application of laws
towards bona fide operators of passenger transportation.
TNCs have elected not to uphold the same duties as bona fide passenger
transportation operators and claim that they are merely providing a web-based
application that introduces drivers and passengers. Since many facts belie this
assertion, the NLA is opposed to treating TNCs as if they are outside of the
traditional passenger transportation industry, and thus exempt from having to
comply with legal and insurance requirements, which are designed to protect
passengers, drivers, and the public.