Recently Liberty Resources joined the Taxi Workers’ Alliance (TWA – a group of taxi driver self-advocates) and the Philadelphia Limousine Association (PLA – a group of limo driver self-advocates) in an effort called Let Philly Ride. Each organization has their own reasons for working together but they all share one focus: making sure that Transportation Network Companies (TNCs) like Uber and Lyft comply with regulations, including those for workers and riders with disabilities.
The common goal is simple – TWA, PLA, Liberty, ADAPT, etc. all want to have a seat at the table when Mayor Kenney and his team meet with Uber leadership to discuss the future of TNCs in Philadelphia.
On Tuesday February 9th, representatives from each organization in the coalition delivered a letter to Mayor Kenney’s office requesting that a meeting be scheduled by the end of the day on Wednesday, February 10th. The purpose of the meeting is: 1) to bring all the parties together to work out a fair solution, 2) to ask your staff not to encourage people to patronize businesses that don’t have the appropriate licenses; don’t pay their share of the taxes and fees and refuse to honor the ADA that has allow so many disabled citizens to participate fully in life.
A protest will take place on Thursday, February 11th in response to Mayor Kenney’s refusal to respond to the meeting request.