Taxi Industry’s HB 4075 Will Eliminate Ridesharing While Medallion Owners Get Richer
Monday, May 5, 2014
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HB 4075 is a taxi-industry protection bill that not only pre-empts Chicago’s home-rule authority, but undermines common-sense regulations that prioritize safety and accountability.
Creating bureaucratic roadblocks and burdensome guidelines aimed at preserving the status quo only wipes out emerging competition, stifles innovation and eliminates consumer choice.
The truth is that new technology provides an opportunity to increase safety above and beyond what is required of taxis, which is why ride-sharing services have developed strict criteria and comprehensive insurance policies that are 3 times what is currently provided in Illinois taxis.
The people of Illinois – tens of thousands of whom use ridesharing – deserve affordable, convenient and safe transportation choices, especially those living or working in underserved areas ignored by taxis.
Vote NO to the status quo and NO on HB 4075.