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Lyft Launches in Tampa, Skirts Local Regulations

Posted on April 9, 2014

While Florida limousine operators  and state associations are focused on a fight in Tallahassee over proposed  legislation favoring  Uber’s abilty to operate statewide, the ride-sharing service Lyft started service in Tampa over the past weekend, but did not go under the radar of the Hillsborough County Public Transportation Committee (PTC).

In a letter to the San Francisco-based Lyft, the PTC said the company was in violation of PTC rules regulations and insurance requirements.

“That’s the way they (Lyft) does business—they just come into a city and set up shop and ignore regulations,” said Dave Shaw (Olympus Limousine) and President of the West Florida Livery Association, and National Limousine Association Board member. “They’re not part of the fight in Talahassee over the “’Uber bill” as one  sub committee member calls it, but again, our goal is to make sure these companies abide by the same rulers and regulations that we do,” he added.

Tom Halligan, LCT East Coast editor

 

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