HALCA Supports Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner for Upholding the Regulations.

The Houston area Livery & Charter Association (HALCA) congratulate Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner for Upholding The Comprehensive Regulation of Ride-Hailing Services

PR Newswire

Houston, May 4, 2016

Houston, May 4, 2016/PRNews/ — The The Houston area Livery & Charter Association (HALCA) (http://Houstonlimos.info) praises Mayor Turner’s support for fingerprint-based background checks for ride-hailing services in the city of Houston. HALCA Board Members commend his oath of office to protect the citizens of Houston, in the open letter below on behalf of the membership of the Houston area Livery & Charter Association (HALCA).

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Dear Mayor Turner,

As the Board Members of The Houston area Livery & Charter Association (HALCA). HALCA is a non-profit organization comprised of ground transportation providers across the greater Houston Metropolitan Area, committed to upholding the integrity of our industry. We go to great lengths to ensure that drivers and passengers consistently travel in the safest conditions possible. We insist transportation providers properly screen all drivers, perform comprehensive background checks, comply with all training standards, undergo routine drug screening, and comply with all regulations established by responsible municipalities. To that end, we adhered to the Ride Responsibly (www.rideresponsibly.org) initiative to further educate the public about the current risks involved in utilizing ride-hailing services.

Your allegiance to your citizens’ wellbeing with regard to Transportation Network Companies (TNC), such as Uber and Lyft has been unfolding in the brightest of spotlights. As such, we feel compelled to publically voice our own, as well as The HALCA’s support for you and your stance on this critical issue. The TNCs have used innovative technology to introduce the populace to the convenience that ground transportation providers bring to the public at large. HALCA not only acknowledges, but embraces these technological advancements. However, we also know that the implementation of technology does not grant us immunity from the laws and regulations that have been put into place to protect drivers and passengers. Technology must not progress faster than the government’s ability to safeguard our citizens.

The drivers of these TNCs operate in a manner that – with few exceptions – mirrors taxi and private “black car” services, and interact with a large cross section of our populous in Houston. It is only fair that the citizens of our great city step into a TNC-operated vehicle with the same confidence and security they have when using any other means of private ground transportation.

The Houston area Livery & Charter Association (HALCA) applauds you, and proudly stands by your side.

Thank you,

HALCA Board members The Houston area Livery & Charter Association



The Houston area Livery & Charter Association (HALCA) is a Houston based nonprofit organization responsible for and dedicated to representing the interests of the private driver transportation industry at the local level. It is the unified voice of this industry – linking transportation industry professionals from owners and operators to suppliers, manufacturers, and regional limousine associations. With more than 500 members, the Association is committed to exceeding expectations with regards to professionalism, transportation efficiency and safe riding.

For additional information on HALCA, please visit http://Houstonlimos.info

SOURCE The Houston area Livery & Charter Association (HALCA)

Jon Ouazdi


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