Limousine Association Meeting Recap

 

 Recognition of the Hilton Anatole for providing the meeting space at no charge.
Recognition to Keith Campbell and Alliance Bus Group for sponsoring the food and beverage provided at the meeting.
Recognized Beau Budde with Dean & Draper Insurance, one of our long time Vendor Members.
Introduced Philip Jagiela with Chauffeur Driven Magazine.
Membership was discussed - the importance of joining the Association as well as how to join if not already a member (on line atdfwlimoassociation.com)
Discussed the Transportation Ordinance for Dallas, Fort Worth and DFW Airport.
Fort Worth will present to the City Council suggestions on Ordinance Revisions on April 14.
DFW Airport will take public comments on April 20.
City of Dallas new Ordinance becomes effective on April 30.
Some of the major changes in the Dallas Ordinance:
  No vehicle type restrictions
  No mileage restrictions
  31 point yearly inspection required from a certified inspection location
  On Line Registration process
  New Fee Structure:
    Driver Permit  $30
    Driver Background Check  $23
    Vehicle Permit  $3  (Based on State Vehicle Registration date)
    Operating Authority  $282 
  Insurance
    Ordinance requires tiered insurance based on passenger capacity:
      Primary commercial automobile liability coverage with combined single limit of $500,000 for vehicles with a manufacturer's seating capacity of 1-8 passengers
      Primary commercial automobile liability coverage with combined single limit of $1,000,000 for vehicles with a manufacturer's seating capacity of 9 or more passengers
    Vehicle and driver must be covered from the time a driver accepts a ride request, either by physically hailed or dispatched, to the time the passenger exits the vehicle.
    Ordinance requires contingent primary auto liability coverage from the time a driver indicates that the vehicle is available to accept a ride request but before the driver has accepted a ride             request:  $50,000 per person, $100,000 per occurrence for bodily injury, $25,000 in property damage
  Elections for Association Officers and Board Members will be held at the next meeting which will be held in May.