CPUC Issues Report on Limousine Companies
The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), the state agency that oversees limousine services and other for-hire transportation companies, recently released its summary of enforcement actions against ground transportation companies for the first quarter of 2011. The CPUC enforces regulations, issues licenses and oversees around 5,000 limousine services in our state, including NLS Limo, the premier San Francisco limousine service.
One of the most notable parts of the summary was an anticipated move that increased the scope of the CPUC’s responsibilities. Responding to repeated problems with unlicensed and unregulated limo services offering airport transportation at many California airports, state lawmakers passed Assembly Bill 2572 (AB 2572), which allowed the CPUC to issue and enforce rules regarding airport transportation.
Highlights from the CPUC enforcement bureau for the first three months of 2011 included the following:
• Forty-seven limousine services were issued administrative citations for undisclosed violations and fined a total of $62,250.
• Cease and desist orders were issued to 74 limousine services that were operating illegally without proper licensing or insurance coverage.
• Thirty-four illegal limousines operating in Los Angeles area airports were impounded, and 37 citations were issued to illegal limo operators.
If you’re a regular reader of this blog, you know that we often write about illegal limousine operators. We do this for two reasons:
1. We want to raise awareness about these illegal companies and help protect people from being harmed by these unethical businesses. They seldom have insurance coverage, and, in the event of an accident, injured clients would receive no assistance.
2. We want our readers to know that we are in full compliance with CPUC regulations. All our chauffeurs are rigorously screened, all our vehicles are properly maintained and fully licensed and insured and we take our responsibilities to our clients very seriously.
If you would like to rent a Bay Area limo, party bus or any other luxury transportation from a San Francisco limousine service that cares for its clients and goes above and beyond to operate in an ethical manner, call us today at 1-800-339-8936. Here at NLS Limo, we have become San Francisco’s premier limo service by doing things right and taking superb care of our guests. Give us a call, and discover the NLS Limo difference!