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Governor O’Malley Issues Response to PSC Ruling on Uber, New Transportation Services

ANNAPOLIS, MD – Governor O’Malley issued the following statement on today’s ruling by the Public Service Commission on expanding transportation service access for Marylanders:

 

“The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has ranked Maryland as the #1 state in the nation for innovation and entrepreneurship for three years in a row. As new innovations change the transportation services landscape, we must ensure that our laws and regulations evolve as well – we shouldn’t try to limit a 21st century marketplace with 20th century regulations. The Public Service Commission was right when it said that “many industry changes and technological advances have occurred since these regulations were adopted” and that regulatory revisions “may be appropriate to more effectively regulate” innovative transportation companies.  I urge the Commission—and the Maryland General Assembly—to ensure that our laws and regulations accommodate and foster new innovations to ensure that Marylanders have choices, while always ensuring that we protect the safety of all Marylanders.”

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