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“What if all businesses decide you know what we're all going to hire independent contractors throughout the state. What happens to the state economy then? What happens to the taxes? What happens to worker's compensation? What happens to the health care at that point because nobody's covered?” Interview on CBS San Francisco


Is the gig economy bill a disaster or triumph for ride-hailing? Depends on who you ask.

Published September 11, 2019

"Aside from somewhat longer wait times and higher fares, Gary Buffo, president of the National Limousine Association, which has supported better pay and benefits for ride-hailing drivers, doesn't think Uber or Lyft need to paint AB5 as a disaster." Read more here.

Ride Hail Apps: Not Nearly as Safe as You Think

Published November  5, 2015. Updated December 6, 2017.

"The NLA and its supporters are passionately advocating for a level playing field to encourage fair competition and maintain the reputation of the transportation industry by ensuring passenger safety." Read More Here.

Survey: Americans Want More Regulations for Ride-Hailing App Drivers

Published March 16, 2015

"To help improve the safety of ride-sharing services, many consumers would like drivers to undergo strong security protocols, according to the National Limousine Association—the sponsor of a new campaign to promote greater safety awareness in the shared and hired driver industries" Read More Here.

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Uber, you've been served

March 12, 2015

"Uber and Lyft are working to convince U.S. judges their drivers are independent contractors. Gary Buffo, National Limo Association President, just launched the "Ride Responsibly" campaign." View Video Here.

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Posted March 11, 2015

"National Limousine Association President Gary Buffo and Via CEO Daniel Ramot discuss the debate over ride-sharing services. They speak with Bloomberg's Pimm Fox on "Taking Stock." View Video Here."

Breaking TNCs Down

Published March 2015

"the Ride Responsibly campaign from the National Limousine Association. Just as numerous limousine operators took to their local news media outlets with a positive safety message in the wake of the fatal stretch limousine fire of May 2013, it’s now time to promote the industry’s superior safety practices compared to TNCs." Read More Here.

Petaluma company launches on-demand car service

Published February 14, 2015. 

"What sets BlinkCar apart from other ride-booking services is that its drivers aren’t independent contractors using their private cars but rather trained, company employees driving Pure Luxury’s own vehicles. The sedans and SUVs are fully insured, regularly inspected and cleaned inside and out each day, said Pure Luxury owners Gary and Jennifer Buffo. " Read More Here.