ESSEX COUNTY, NJ – A resolution introduced by Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders Vice President Brendan Gill supporting the United Transportation Alliance of New Jersey (UTANJ) and regulations governing all companies providing transportation services to passengers in Essex County was passed this week by the Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders.
 
“As ride-sharing services continue to grow throughout Essex County, it’s critical they meet the same basic standards as other livery services including adequate insurance coverage and licensing,” said Gill.  “This resolution takes an important step in that direction by establishing a sense of accountability among all transportation services.  We must remain committed to prioritizing the safety of Essex County residents while ensuring workers rights are protected, including our brothers and sisters at UTANJ."
 
Echoing his comments, Essex County Freeholder Rujus Johnson agreed, "It is vital that we meet the the basic standards to protect our residents."    CWA Local 1039 President Lionel A. Leach is grateful for the support his organization has received from Freeholder Gill and the Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders, " On behalf of my members, I commend Freeholder Gill for taking the initiative on this critical issue."  
 
The resolution can be found here.