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Uber & Lyft Support Bonilla in Addressing Insurance Gap Coverage for Driver

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Uber and Lyft announced their removal of opposition and revealed their support of Assemblywoman Susan Bonilla’s AB 2293 last week.

Throughout the process, both companies adamantly opposed the measure, which would address the dangerous gap in insurance coverage for their drivers. In response to concerns from drivers and consumers of Transportation Network Companies (TNCs), Bonilla proposed a fair compromise that Uber and Lyft could no longer resist.

“AB 2293 ensures that Uber and Lyft drivers are able to purchase affordable insurance which

Assemblywoman Susan Bonilla

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< p class=”p1″>protects consumers and the general public in case an accident occurs,” said Bonilla. “AB 2293 creates a seamless process between a driver’s personal and commercial insurance coverage while providing remedies for victims.”

The amendments specifically include creating a personal insurance firewall to ensure personal insurance auto policyholders will no longer subsidize the commercial activity of TNCs, beginning July 1, 2015; lowering the primary insurance coverage requirement in the timeframe formerly known as, “App On to Match,” to: $50,000/$100,000/$30,000 with excess coverage of $200,000; ensuring CA Public Utilities Commission oversight of Transportation Network Companies (TNC) such as Uber and Lyft; and, expediting the approval process for new TNC insurance products.

lyft“AB 2293 is a testament to good public policy. I have worked hard to assure that consumers and TNC drivers are protected, while also allowing this innovative business model to thrive,” said Bonilla. “This bill creates a policy that is both affordable and flexible, but still ensures corporate accountability. My ultimate goal was to demonstrate that business innovation and consumer protection are not mutually exclusive, while also facilitating the maturation of this new industry into our economy.”

Assemblywoman Susan A. Bonilla (D-Concord) was elected in November 2010 and represents California’s 14th Assembly District, which includes Contra Costa County and Solano County.

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Sept. 11, 2001, 20 years later: ‘Remembrance’ held aboard the USS Hornet Sea, Space & Air Museum

The USS Hornet Sea, Space & Air Museum, moored at the City of Alameda, hosted a “Remembrance” ceremony of the events of Sept. 11, 2001, on board the ship on the 20th anniversary, Sept. 11, 2021.

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U.S. Marine Corps Honor Guard, 23rd Marine Regiment: Sgt. Tristan Garivay, Sgt. Michael Her, Cpl. Adrian Chavez and Cpl. Quentavious Leeks. Photo by Russell Moore, USS Hornet Sea, Air & Space Museum, Community Events & Outreach

Quintin Jones, Colonel, USMC, Commanding Officer, 23rd Marine Regiment. Photo by Russell Moore, USS Hornet Sea, Air & Space Museum, Community Events & Outreach

The USS Hornet Sea, Space & Air Museum, moored at the City of Alameda, hosted a “Remembrance” ceremony of the events of Sept. 11, 2001, on board the ship on the 20th anniversary, Sept. 11, 2021.

The ceremony recognized the impact and consequences of the series of airline hijackings and suicide attacks committed on 2001 by 19 militants associated with the Islamic extremist group al-Queda against targets in New York City and Wash., D.C. Nearly 3,000 people died that day and 6,000 were injured.  This was the deadliest terrorist attack on American soil in U.S. history. 

The ceremony aboard the USS Hornet began with the presentation of the colors by the U.S. Marine Corps Honor Guard, 23rd Marine Regiment. (Pictured above.)

Leon Watkins, co-founder of The Walking Ghosts of Black History, was the Master of Ceremonies. He spoke about the extensive death and destruction which triggered the enormous U.S. effort to combat terrorism.

Daniel Costin, a special agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, spoke of the lasting impact of 9/11 terrorists attack on first responders. He recounted incidents where first responders rushed into the scenes of the attacks, many at the sacrifice of their own lives. More than 400 police officers and firefighters were killed that day: 343 members of the New York City Fire Department and 71 members of their law enforcement agencies.

Quintin Jones, Colonel, USMC, commanding officer of the 23rd Marine Regiment, spoke about the recovery efforts at the Pentagon following the terrorists’ attack where 125 people perished. He reflected on the actions of three first responders who recovered the U.S. Marine Corps flag from the commandant of the Marine Corps’ office at the Pentagon. This flag was still standing after the attack. It was a symbol of America’s resolve.

At the end of the formal presentations, the Marine Corps Wreath Bearers went to the fantail of the Hornet. After the playing of ‘Taps,’ they tossed a wreath into the San Francisco Bay to give final honors.

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