FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 24, 2016
CONTACT: Matthew Clark, 215-880-0253
LET PHILLY RIDE COALTION’S DEMANDS
Let Philly Ride Coalition applauds Councilman Bobby Henon and Councilwoman Helen Gym and for their support of state legislation that will force PPA to be fair to riders with disabilities, drivers, the City of Philadelphia, and our public schools.
PHILADEPHIA, PA — The Let Philly Ride coalition is a diverse grassroots group of disabled citizens, labor organizations, community organizations, consumers, taxi drivers—even Uber Black and UberX drivers—who together urge that their demands below be met to allow TNC legislation to be fair to all involved.
1) Require TNCs to comply with reasonable requirements of the Philadelphia Parking Authority (PPA) and follow both the letter and the intent of the ADA and the city’s Fair Practices Ordinance by providing equal access to rides at fares equal to non-disabled riders and also require that, at a minimum, 10% of the total number of vehicles operating in the city are WAVs
2) Philadelphia’s 21st Century Minimum Wage Guarantee
3) Injury Fund/WC, Unemployment Benefits and Healthcare for all drivers
Only if these demands are met could fair legislation tailored specifically for Philadelphia ensure disability rights and a level playing field for taxi drivers, owners, and Uber/Lyft drivers.
The Let Philly Ride Coalition is a grassroots group of disabled citizens, consumers, UberBlack, taxi and limousine drivers who seek fair legislation for Philadelphia that will ensure disability rights and a level playing field for taxi drivers, owners, and Uber/Lyft drivers.