Tweets of the Week - May 6, 2019

Tweets of the Week - May 6, 2019

Check out the week as tweeted from lawmakers, influencers, and others around Pennsylvania state government.
Thursday, May 9, 2019/Author: Mike Howells
Categories: Features
Did You Get The Memo? Gun registries, small businesses and ride-sharing

Did You Get The Memo? Gun registries, small businesses and ride-sharing

A weekly look at new proposals from lawmakers in the Pennsylvania General Assembly. In our latest iteration of our weekly feature on new co-sponsorship memoranda, we take a look at proposals to ban the implementation of gun registries, require visible signage for Lyft and Uber drivers, and help small businesses.

Friday, May 3, 2019/Author: Justin Sweitzer
Categories: News and Views
Can state fix problems with WAVs that Act 164 caused?

Can state fix problems with WAVs that Act 164 caused?

Pennsylvania citizens with mobility issues feel they have been let down by companies like Uber and Lyft when requesting rides. Ordering a wheelchair-accessible vehicle can mean longer wait times than other modes, higher costs, inconsistent quality, and more frequent cancellations.

Before the Independent Regulatory Review Commission last month, Liam Dougherty didn’t show much faith in the state legislature’s ability to resolve these problems. “In my role as Policy and Projects Coordinator at Liberty Resources, I can opine with great conviction that inadequacy of the PPA, compounded with the ambiguity of the legislation, have failed the Philadelphia disability community,” he said. “The Pennsylvania legislature has tried to fix an iPhone by giving a screwdriver to a monkey.”

Monday, March 11, 2019/Author: Anonym
Categories: Philadelphia
Tags: UberLyft
Two years on, lawmakers review impact of Uber, Lyft on Pennsylvania

Two years on, lawmakers review impact of Uber, Lyft on Pennsylvania

An audit of ride share operations in Pennsylvania is in the works from the Public Utility Commission, a commission official revealed during a hearing Thursday.

“I have it on my desk to initiate the audit,” John Herzog, deputy chief counsel, said.

Thursday, June 7, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
Relationship between Uber and Pittsburgh strains from self-driving tests

Relationship between Uber and Pittsburgh strains from self-driving tests

A tiff between Uber and their former ally, Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto, opened up last week as the rideshare giant announced they were closing down testing of self-driving cars in Arizona — while gearing up to restart testing in Pittsburgh, San Francisco and Sacramento.

The company came under scrutiny after the fatal crash that involved one of their cars in Tempe, Arizona, in March. In the aftermath Uber voluntarily halted its testing and government entities such as the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation proposed safety measures to prevent similar instances. Uber remains under investigation for the accident.

Tuesday, May 29, 2018/Author: Atiya Irvin-Mitchell
Categories: Pittsburgh
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