Car Service Uber Eying Tallahassee As Potential Market

Jun 4, 2014

Uber is posting ads like this to gauge interest in Tallahassee.
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Rideshare app service Uber could come to Tallahassee if the company sees enough interest in the area.  Uber is advertising in search of drivers in Florida’s capital city.

Earlier this year, people using the words "Uber" and "Tallahassee" in the same sentence were likely talking about controversial state legislation the company was pushing to override local car service restrictions.

That bill failed, but the company that connects smartphone-savvy riders with hourly-paid drivers is now testing whether there’s a demand for its service in town.

City transportation lawyers say Tallahassee does not have car restrictions similar to the ones Uber was fighting in Miami and other cities. If the company does choose Tallahassee as a market, drivers would simply need to  register as cars for hire with the police department.