Uber Jacksonville website

A plan that would negate local transportation rules in major Florida cities didn’t get through the legislature this year, but supporters of the deregulation made big waves in the process.

Uber—an app that summons luxury rides —wants to become a major player in Florida. But right now, it’s largely on the sidelines, offering services only in Jacksonville. At the center of the conflict is how local governments regulate the limo industry. Cities like Miami, Orlando, Tampa and Fort Lauderdale have strict rules in place when it comes to wait times and minimum fares.

JMS Limo Service

The full Florida House is set to vote on a bill that's pitted Florida taxi cab operators against car-service tech company Uber. The measure narrowly passed its final committee today after its sponsor narrowed it to apply only in Tampa instead of statewide.

Capital Report: 04-03-2014

Apr 3, 2014

The so-called “Warning Shot” bill is headed to Governor Rick Scott’s desk.  The House passed the measure two weeks ago and the Senate followed suit today (Thursday).  But, as Sascha Cordner tells us, debate grew heated as some Democrats tried – and failed – to amend the bill.