HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) today announced it will hold an en banc hearing to examine issues in the state’s transportation industry.
The hearing will be held at 9 a.m. Aug. 28, 2014, in Hearing Room 1 of the Commonwealth Keystone Building, 400 North St., Harrisburg. The five PUC Commissioners will be presiding. The public is invited to attend.
During the hearing, invited participants will be asked to highlight or summarize positions on current issues in the transportation industry and whether the Commission’s transportation regulations should be updated to address these matters. The issues include:
Adequacy of driver integrity regulations;
Adequacy of vehicle safety regulations;
Adequacy of current insurance requirements;
Elimination of the need standard;
Rules for “Transportation Network Companies;”
Enforcement of the Commission’s transportation regulations; and
Geographic scope of authority.
The PUC has established a webpage for information and issued a Secretarial Letter outlining the process for the hearing as well as a comment period, which will close Sept. 11, 2014. An agenda for the hearing will be issued in August.
The Commission will use the hearing to gather information as to whether existing transportation regulations should be revised or otherwise updated for the future. Participants will not be permitted to address any matters that are the subject of a contested docketed proceeding currently pending before the Commission.
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Docket No. M-2014-2431451