The Illinois Transportation Trade Association (ITTA) is here to serve as a consolidated voice for the taxi industry. The taxi industry provides nearly 40,000 jobs and $30 million in tax revenue to the State of Illinois, all while following consumer protection laws.
With unregulated commercial rideshare providers like Uber and Lyft now engaging Chicago to claim a share of transportation services, there is a stronger need to protect our industry, drivers, and passengers from falling prey to the new start-up companies seeking financial gain over public safety.
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ITTA BOARD OF DIRECTORS
John Moberg, President
Comey Dilanjian, Vice President
Sabir Waheed, Treasurer
Adrian Tudor, Secretary
NewsMonday, July 28, 2014 12:46 PM
So put your pedal to the metal and sign that bill, Mr.Quinn. Legislators have bigger issues to untangle.
Sunday, July 27, 2014 12:41 PM
Regardless of what kind of car service they use, citizens deserve to have the peace of mind knowing that their driver has passed a comprehensive police background check and drug test and carries sufficient insurance in case of an accident.
Friday, July 25, 2014 12:36 PM
The Chicago-based Illinois Transportation Trade Association, a trade group representing the taxicab industry, formed its political action committee at the end of May with a planned annual budget of $1 million to help defend itself politically against the onslaught by rideshare companies, such as Uber.
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 12:33 PM
In Rauner's viewpoint, watching Uber's remarkable expansion must be something of a spectator sport, even though it threatens to shutter traditional cab companies and leave consumers with giant tabs. Cue the line favored by corporate types: It's not personal. It's business.
Thursday, July 17, 2014 3:42 PM
Allowing companies like Uber to make billions of dollars while leaving consumers without basic protections is no improvement to the public marketplace. HB 4075 and its trailer amendment HB 5331 are necessary to ensure public safety and provide consumer protection in Illinois.