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Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Viscusi New PRLA Vice President Anthony Viscusi Donahue New PRLA Secretary Johnny Donohue Arone John Arone of Hub International King of Prussia, Pa. — The Philadelphia Regional Limousine Association (PRLA) held their first meeting of 2018 at Maggiano’s Little Italy on January 10. Chief among the items addressed at the event were the election of new board members and a new legislative strategy to aid in the ongoing battle with the Philadelphia Parking Authority (PPA).

PRLA President Steve Rhoads of New Rhoads Transportation announced that Anthony Viscusi of Global Limousine was elected as the association’s new Vice President, while Johnny Donohoe of Sterling Limousine was chosen as secretary. The PRLA also welcomed John Arone of Hub International as their newest vendor member. Rhoads will continue as the organization’s president, Chris Haines of Michaels Classic Limousine will remain in his role as treasurer, and Anthony Onorata of Anthony Limousine and Jordan Sanders from Hollowsands Luxury Limousine will remain on the PRLA board as members-at-large. 

Following the election announcements, the group welcomed Jodie Stuck, a lobbyist from the firm of Malady & Wooten who has been representing the PRLA in Harrisburg in legislative matters. At the meeting, she presented the association with a detailed strategy and timeline to achieve a level playing field with the TNCs concerning the fee structure imposed by the PPA and the Philadelphia Airport. Recently, Stuck has drafted House Bill 1977 and Senate Bill 1004, which propose an assessment fee of 1 percent of gross revenue for work done in the city instead of the $500 per vehicle fee that the city currently imposes. It should be noted that TNCs currently pay a 1.4 percent levy of rides originating in the city, which is split between the PPA and the city’s schools. These bills currently have sponsorship in the state house, and Stuck is optimistic that they will pass.

The PRLA’s next meeting is scheduled for February 7 at La Cena Restaurant in Bensalem, Pa.

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