Tuesday, April 25, 2017

E-News On The Go | 04.18.17

INDUSTRY NEWS

In Memoriam: Robert “Bob” Boroday (1946-2017)

Robert “Bob” Boroday‚ president of Associated Limousine Services‚ passed away at his home on April 9. He was 70. Boroday is survived by … READ MORE

REV Group Acquires Midwest Automotive Designs

REV Group recently announced the acquisition of Midwest Automotive Designs‚ a leading custom van upfitter that develops and manufactures luxury … READ MORE

Industry Rallies for 2nd Annual Claddagh Fund Hockey Tournament

The Second Annual Claddagh Fund Celebrity Hockey Tournament is being held on Saturday‚ April 29th at Breakaway Ice Center in Tewksbury‚ MA … READ MORE

National Bus Sales Now Dealer of Metro Express Ram ProMaster Vans

National Bus Sales announced a partnership with Metro Worldwide to increase their commercial‚ mobility and executive travel offerings … READ MORE

Kane International Limousine Secures Landmark Tax Victory

On March 30‚ International Limousine Service’s won a major victory in a landmark decision by the D.C. Superior Court when the … READ MORE

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ASSOCIATION UPDATES

TLPA’s Alternative Business Models for Industry Companies

The Limousine Alternative Business Model Task Force—chaired by former Taxicab‚ Limousine & Paratransit Association (TLPA) president Mike Fogarty … READ MORE

VLA Membership Celebrates Continued Success

Velocity Five was the host venue for President Paul Walsh of Superior Executive Transportation and more than 30 members … READ MORE

NELA Sees Legislation Succeed‚ Works with DATTCO

The New England Livery Association (NELA) has been busy both reaping a long-overdue win on TNC battlegrounds … READ MORE

WFLA Introduces New Board and Name

The West Florida Limousine Association (WFLA)‚ formerly the West Florida Livery Association‚ recently turned over its board of directors … READ MORE

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ON THE WIRE

Mass.’ TNC Reviews Spur Other States to Tighten Background Checks

Shocking results of newly mandated background checks in Massachusetts for drivers of ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft have many advocates … READ MORE

Uber‚ Lyft Drivers No Longer Need Special Registration With State

Becoming an Uber or Lyft driver in Virginia recently got a little easier. Drivers for the two ride-sharing companies no longer need … READ MORE

Carpe Diem Limo Service Applying to Take Over STC Routes

As of June 1‚ passengers will no longer get on a STC bus. A Saskatchewan limousine company has applied to take over STC bus routes. … READ MORE

Uber Used Secret Software to Track Rival Lyft Drivers

Uber used a secret piece of software called “Hell” to spy on drivers for its rival Lyft‚ according to a report by The Information‚ as pressure continues … READ MORE

Lincoln’s ‘Chauffeur’ Is a Brand-Specific Ride-Hailing Service

Ford’s luxury division is offering a service in Miami that shuttles customers around while they do their errands … READ MORE

Maryland Booted More Than 4‚000 Potential Uber Drivers

Maryland has booted more than 4‚000 of the state’s ride-hail drivers off the roads since December 2015‚ because they failed to meet the state’s screening … READ MORE

San Francisco Executive Retreat

 

Uber’s Communications Chief Quits After Months of Turmoil

CEO Travis Kalanick announced the departure of Rachel Whetstone‚ Uber's head of policy and communications‚ in a memo to staff Tuesday … READ MORE

Report: Uber Using Software to Defraud Drivers‚ Passengers

Uber has devised a “clever and sophisticated” scheme in which it manipulates navigation data used to determine “upfront” rider fare prices while … READ MORE

Cuomo Has Tentative Deal to Expand Uber‚ Lyft to Long Island

Ride-sharing services such as Uber and Lyft would be able to operate on Long Island and upstate under a tentative agreement announced … READ MORE

People Are Having Second Thoughts About Taking Uber

Americans really are fed up with Uber. Just 13.9% of US consumers say they’d consider Uber the next time they needed transportation … READ MORE

Best of the New York Auto Show 2017

Luxury vehicles and horsepower ruled the day at the New York International Auto Show. The most anticipated reveal came on the eve of the show’s press preview … READ MORE

 

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