After careful review, The Transportation Alliance (TTA) has officially endorsed the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC's) set of guidelines specific to the transportation industry, “What Rideshare, Taxi, Limo and other Passenger Drivers-for-Hire Need to Know about COVID-19.” Endorsing these safety guidelines comes at a crucial time as transportation companies seek to ensure services are the safest possible for all passengers and drivers.
“These guidelines will be a fundamental part of our industry’s response to COVID-19,” said TTA President Tom Arrighi. “Safety has always been a crucial aspect of the transportation industry but now it's also a key to economic recovery.”
TTA’s Executive Committee voted unanimously to endorse the safety protocols for the following reasons:
- They have the most credibility with the drivers, passengers, and media since it is independent and science-based.
- They offer the most information, including links to other relevant needed resources.
- They offer more precise and clearly stated action for our industry.
- TTA member fleets are already implementing the CDC’s recommendations.
“When the committee discussed which route to take, it was important to have the credibility of the CDC,” said Bill Rouse, co-chair of TTA’s Livery, Taxi & Immediate Response Advisory Board. “Another important factor was the fact that the guidelines were industry-focused, and offered very specific guidance to operators. When we looked over the recommendations, we found most of them to be realistic and achievable.”
TTA strongly urges all passenger transportation companies to follow the CDC guidelines, and to keep abreast of any future changes.
Visit thetransportationalliance.org for more information.