"STATEMENT: CT Senate Passes Rideshare Legislation (H.B. 7126)"

Hartford, CT (June 7, 2017) - The CT Senate passed a bill (H.B. 7126) that creates a new regulatory structure for transportation network companies (TNCs) (e.g., Uber and Lyft) and modifies certain aspects of taxi and livery vehicle regulations to make them more similar to the structure the bill creates for TNCs.

In response, Brett Broesder, co-founder and vice president of Campaign for Tomorrow’s Jobs, said, it's important because it helps our state secure the economic and safety benefits of the ridesharing industry, and ensures that ridesharing companies are operating reasonably and safely.

“Connecticut’s ability to attract tomorrow’s jobs is directly linked to its ability to encourage innovation, and ridesharing services provide a cutting-edge transportation option for folks across the state,” said Broesder. “Once this bill becomes law, it will bolster economic opportunity for ridesharing drivers and passengers alike, and it will make ridesharing an even safer transportation option than ever before.”

To read more about the bill, click here: https://www.cga.ct.gov/asp/cgabillstatus/cgabillstatus.asp?selBillType=Bill&which_year=2017&bill_num=7126.

About Campaign for Tomorrow’s Jobs
The Campaign for Tomorrow’s Jobs focuses on growing Connecticut’s economy for present and future generations in three key policy areas: workforce preparedness, business growth & innovation and fiscal sustainability. Read more at www.tomorrowsjobs.org.

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