SFO Applauds California Public Utilities Commission Proposal to Regulate Ride-Sharing

SAN FRANCISCO – July 31, 2013 – the San Francisco International Airport (SFO) applauds the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) proposal to regulate online-enabled ride sharing companies such as Lyft, SideCar, and UberX. Such companies are currently prohibited from operating at SFO, but the CPUC’s proposed decision is a necessary first step in paving the way for safe, legal operations at the Airport.

“I am pleased with the decision by the CPUC to regulate this new form of transportation,” said Airport Director John L. Martin. “This proposal will ensure that ride-sharing is safe for the public, by requiring companies to screen drivers, inspect vehicles, and carry adequate insurance.”

The CPUC issued the proposed decision on July 30, 2013.
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