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In Memoriam: Allen Serafin

Allen Serafin, one of the original owners of Flyte Tyme Limousine‚ passed away on January 10‚ 2019. Serafin founded Flyte Tyme ... READ MORE

TEMSA North America Is Open for Business

TEMSA‚ a leading global manufacturer of buses and coaches‚ announced the launch of TEMSA North America on January 6 ... READ MORE

NYC Taxi and Limousine Commissioner Resigns

Commissioner Meera Joshi‚ the head of the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC)‚ made an announcement that she will step down ... READ MORE

Presidential Worldwide Partners With New Gaylord Rockies Resort

Presidential Worldwide Transportation kicked off the new year by announcing that they have contracted to be the exclusive luxury ... READ MORE

Driving Results Adds to Its Stable of Peer Groups

Industry peer group provider Driving Results will introduce a new group dedicated to affiliate managers called Going Global Partners ... READ MORE

Aadvanced Limousine Holds First Office Chair Derby

Aadvanced Limousine found a unique way to turn the receipt of some new office furniture into a team-building activity for their staff ... READ MORE

Deal Agreed for New Ownership of Coach USA & Coach Canada

An agreement has been reached for the sale of Coach USA to an affiliate of Variant Equity Advisors subject to certain conditions‚ including the ... READ MORE


Association Updates

TLPA Names New Executive Vice President

The Taxicab‚ Limousine & Paratransit Association (TLPA) is pleased to announce it has named John Boit‚ a communications expert ... READ MORE

UMA Expo Is a Hit‚ Fly-In Days Announced

Nearly 2‚000 members of the chauffeured ground transportation industry came together at this 2019 United Motorcoach Association ... READ MORE

PRLA Elects New Board of Directors

The Philadelphia Regional Limousine Association (PRLA) recently saw the biggest change in its board in years‚ as Outgoing President Steve Rhoads ... READ MORE

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On The Wire

N.Y. Gov Proposes Sweeping Restrictions on Limos

Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s executive budget will include a ban on "stretched" or remanufactured limousines in New York ... READ MORE

Federal Workers Going to Work for Lyft‚ Uber During Shutdown

The partial government shutdown is wreaking havoc on the ride-sharing industry‚ especially in the nation’s capital ... READ MORE

Seoul Taxi Driver Sets Himself Alight in Protest at Ride-Sharing App

A second South Korean taxi driver has died after setting himself on fire inside his vehicle in protest at plans to introduce a cut-price ride-sharing ... READ MORE

Top 10 Industries Transformed by Self-Driving Cars

It took 50 years for electricity to be adopted by 60% of households in the United States and only 10 years for cell phones ... READ MORE

What Is It Really Like Driving the Rich and Famous?

From princesses on shopping sprees to celebrities having sex in the back of the car‚ the men and women at the wheel have seen it all ... READ MORE

Feds to Examine Limo Months After Deadly Wreck

Some federal employees furloughed under the government shutdown may be recalled to start examining a limousine that crashed in rural upstate New York ... READ MORE

We Don’t Do Rides‚ Our Drivers Do‚ Uber Says in Canadian Tax Case

The Canadian arm of Uber Technologies Inc. is fighting a tax reassessment that the ride-hailing company says incorrectly assumed it was responsible ... READ MORE

How Are Self-Driving Car Companies Dealing With Road Rage?

As car companies prepare for a future where autonomous vehicles rule the road‚ recent incidents have shown they’ll also have to navigate ... READ MORE

Allstate CEO Says TNCs Will Change the Way We Buy Car Insurance

Car-sharing and ride-hailing companies have changed the way we get around — and now they're about to change the way we buy car insurance ... READ MORE

Limo Owners Say N.Y. ‘Blacklisted’ Vehicles After Seizing Plates

In addition to seizing license plates off stretch limousines that lack proper state certification‚ New York has also quietly ... READ MORE

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