Summon becomes the first transportation app to be licensed in California as a TNC!
Today, Summon has become the first Transportation Network Company (TNC) to receive a permit from the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) allowing it to operate in California.
On-demand transportation apps form a new, exciting, and growing industry. California was the first state in the nation to pave the way for legalization of these types of apps, and Summon was the first company to meet each of California’s requirements and obtain an operating permit. Last September, the CPUC issued a decision requiring TNCs to obtain insurance to protect riders and members of the public in the event of an incident, conduct stringent background checks on drivers, have driver vehicles inspected, and complete several other safety-related steps to operate in California.
Being the first company to receive the permit demonstrates Summon’s commitment to rider safety. While we at Summon love innovating and trying new things, we don’t compromise on safety. We believe in taking steps that will give riders more comfort in using new technologies like Summon.
This milestone follows on the heels of other big announcements we made last week. After getting feedback from more than 10,000 of our riders, we decide to rebrand as Summon from InstantCab and make available to you the choice to Summon personal or taxi rides. Personal rides cost 30 % less than taxi rides. With Summon, you can truly ride the way you want - Personal or Taxi, quietly or while listening to music, relax in the back or sit up front.
Receiving a permit from California gives us the freedom to introduce Summon to other parts of the state. We hope other states will follow California’s example and embrace new technologies that help people ride the way they want.
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