“Essentially, we believe the state should require all TNC drivers to register their vehicles with the state, just like traditional taxi and livery service drivers” says Undersecretary Garrett Eucalitto of the Transportation Policy and Planning department of the Connecticut Office of Policy Management; in testimony presented to the Connecticut Insurance Committee on March 15, 2016.
“Moreover,” he adds, “every TNC driver should be required to obtain a Public Passenger Transportation Endorsement from the Department of Motor Vehicles prior to accepting clients. This process ensures that potential candidates are suitable drivers, who can be entrusted with safely transporting individuals from place to place. Since TNC drivers do not currently register their vehicles as carrying passengers, and do not obtain an endorsement on their license, the state has no knowledge of who is picking up passengers and driving them to their destination. We believe that it is in the best interest of the citizens of Connecticut that the state keep a record of who is serving as a TNC driver and what vehicle they are using. This commonsense approach has been adopted by other jurisdictions.
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