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Florida Industry Group Benefits From Cooperative Efforts

Posted on February 14, 2013 by - Also by this author

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WFLA vice president Dave Shaw helps lead an association that makes sure avenues of communication and cooperation are kept open with Tampa Bay area limousine vehicle regulators.
WFLA vice president Dave Shaw helps lead an association that makes sure avenues of communication and cooperation are kept open with Tampa Bay area limousine vehicle regulators.

TAMPA, Fla. — The West Florida Livery Association has racked up a record of getting things done for operators that result from consulting routinely with regulators on solutions.

In the last few years, the group, which involves members from a six-county area that includes the cities of Tampa and St. Petersburg metro region, has netted a series of successes that help limousine operators circulate better:

  • The WFLA worked with the Hillsborough County Transportation Commission to establish an approved vehicle list to operate vehicles in the county. It also joined with a local Hyundai dealer to get its vehicles added to the list.
    WFLA members attend all rule workshops and participate in the input of new rules and rule changes.
  • Leaders communicated with the St. Petersburg/Clearwater airport transportation director about new ground transportation fees, resulting in a compromise with staff on allowing operators to pay for general parking without paying fees. Operators who prefer to use a special ground transportation staging area still pay a yearly fee.
  • The group worked with Hillsborough County Transportation Commission and the National Republican Convention Committee in supplying transportation for VIPs and delegates. The event was held with few transportation complaints. The association reported back to members and members of other state associations on special permitting requirements and traffic restrictions that were enforced by the U.S. Secret Service.
  • The WFLA has obtained an Association Port Certificate with the Port of Tampa that allows members who run five or fewer chauffeured vehicles to operate under the group’s certificate. This is saves each member $250, and helps attract many new members.
  • Association leaders also attend the county meetings when new companies are applying for permits and offer complimentary passes to their first meeting. Board members make calls to local companies that are not members.
  • Prior to the Republican National Convention in August 2012, the WFLA met with the HCTC and representatives from Uber to make sure the mobile app-based transportation provider followed the same county and special events rules as chauffeured transportation operators.

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