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.
For media requests, please contact ITTA Spokeswoman Mara Georges at (312) 726-8797.
ITTA BOARD OF DIRECTORS
John Moberg, President
Comey Dilanjian, Vice President
Sabir Waheed, Treasurer
Adrian Tudor, Secretary
NewsTuesday, September 30, 2014 5:24 PM
There’s only one problem: Uber’s less the innovative tech start-up its backers make it out to be and more just a company looking to steal market share by avoiding regulations with the help of well-placed, powerful politicians.
Monday, September 15, 2014 4:52 PM
Chicago’s ride-sharing ordinance initially included drug-testing, but the mandate was removed before a divided City Council approved the ordinance on May 28.On Wednesday, South Side Ald. Roderick Sawyer (6th) moved to fill the regulatory gap.
Monday, 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.