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Another ridesharing service is coming to Tallahassee. Reports, on Thursday, Lyft will join Uber as a Capital City side option.

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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.

Yellow Car with Uber Plate
Monika Hoinkis

City commissioners are considering a plan they say would put drivers for the taxi app Uber on the same playing field as other cab drivers in Tallahassee. But the move seems to be honking some people off.

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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.

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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.