August 26, 2014

PUC: Agenda For Aug. 28 Transportation Issues En Banc Hearing Now Available

The Public Utility Commission Tuesday issued the agenda for its en banc hearing Thursday, August 28 that will examine issues in the state’s transportation industry.
The hearing will be held at 9 a.m. 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. The hearing also will be streamed live on the Commission’s website.
During the hearing, speakers are 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 September 11. Interested parties who were not asked so speak as part of the hearing are invited file comments at docket number M-2014-2431451 for the Commission’s consideration.
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.