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Yellow Car with Uber Plate
Monika Hoinkis

A group of Florida taxi companies and an Uber customer claim the state is failing to enforce its statutes. The group is suing  both the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles.

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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.