Massachusetts to Reach Ride Sharing Finish Line Before PA?

Massachusetts to Reach Ride Sharing Finish Line Before PA?

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Based on a recent article on the progress of ride sharing legislation in the Pennsylvania General Assembly, things appear to be getting “bogged down”.  One has to expect resistance from taxicab interests, but the point of legislation to address ride sharing is to create a law that applies to that type of transportation, and the legislation then gives direction to the Public Utility Commission (PUC) which then regulates the industry.

How to treat Philadelphia, which regulates taxicabs and limos at the City level rather than falling to PUC oversight, seems to be a big obstacle.

Based on another recent article, similar efforts to create legislation for ride sharing in Massachusetts seem to be advancing much more successfully.  Of course there will be opposition as there has been and will be here in PA, but that state actually has a proposal “on the table” so to speak.