Uber and Lyft say they'll rely on PennDOT inspections for safety
The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission listened to testimony Thursday from representatives of ride-sharing companies Uber and Lyft as well as other transportation companies to gather information as to the adequacy of state regulations.
Several commissioners focused most of their questions to Uber and Lyft, including asking how the companies planned to meet vehicle safety requirements as well as insurance hurdles. The companies say they plan to rely on annual PennDOT inspections for vehicle safety.
Both Uber and Lyft are in the midst of a 60-day temporary approval license to operate in Allegheny County. The commission will eventually have to decide whether the companies will get permanent legal status.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- American to halt 2 direct routes from Pittsburgh International
- Asking price for Penguins franchise said to be at a record $750M
- Western Pennsylvania schools’ denial of access to roofers prompts suit
- Police: Suspect in death of Fineview toddler changed his statements
- Imagine Penn Hills Charter School of Entrepreneurship wins appeal to expand, accept more students
- Accreditation drive part of agency revamp, Allegheny County Health Department director says
- Shooting that killed Winchester Thurston grad surprised witnesses
- USS Requin to be closed through the fall for painting
- Allegheny County CYF worker on leave, accused of sharing child porn
- Killings of police officers leave departments on edge
- Newsmaker: Brett R. Randall