The National Limousine Association (NLA) is heading back to Washington, D.C., this April 25-26 for its annual Day on the Hill. According to the current schedule, educational sessions will take place on April 25 followed by Hill visits on April 26.
“Our last Day on the Hill event in September was a great success and we are looking for even more members to get involved in 2023,” said NLA President Robert Alexander of RMA Worldwide in his weekly President’s Notes. “You may have heard from other members how unique and valuable this event is to our association, our industry, and our businesses. If you have never attended Day on the Hill, I strongly encourage you to speak with others who have and consider joining us in April.”
Hotel registration will be forthcoming as the event nears, and sponsorship opportunities are still available. Contact Kyle Hammerschmidt at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The association is also lauding the recent passage of Sami’s Law, a bill passed by the House that would implement a number of enhanced safety measures for ride-share passengers, including a comprehensive study conducted by the Government Accountability Office of the incidence of assault, quality of background checks of drivers and the steps already being taken by ride-hail companies. It was introduced in the House by N.J. Congressman Chris Smith after the death of Samantha Josephson, who was killed by an imposter ride-share driver, and now heads to the Senate.
“The NLA is pleased to see this critical piece of legislation pass through The House,” said Alexander. “As the voice of the chauffeured transportation industry for nearly four decades, we are firmly committed to upholding universal safety standards and best practices for all companies that employ drivers for private transportation. It is our belief that all for-hire transportation providers, including ride-hailing services, perform under the same basic guidelines to ensure the safety of their passengers. We urge the Senate to act quickly to ensure this crucial legislation becomes law.”
The NLA also recently launched a Holiday Travel Promise safety pledge to continue its legacy of promoting safety throughout the industry. A major tenet of the pledge is to safeguard both passengers and drivers by calling attention to the basic responsibilities of service providers.
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