FLA President Rick Versace updates members on TNC initiatives.
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. — The Florida Limousine Association (FLA) held its May meeting here Wed., May 27, updating members on recent legislative actions regarding TNCs.
“Our organization has been extremely busy and our legislative battles are being fought all over in the counties and statehouse,” said FLA President Rick Versace (A1A Airport and Limousine Service, Boca Raton). He added that the FLA has budgeted $150,000 for lobbying and PR initiatives to counter TNCs, and urged members to contribute to the fund. “We still have a ways to go, but we’re almost there,” he added.
Versace recapped some of the association’s achievements and ongoing actions against TNCs.
- Succeeded in obtaining an injunction in Hillsborough County, stopping Uber from operating.
- Filed suit against Palm Beach County for issuing a temporary operating agreement regarding preferential terms for Uber.
- Helped draft regulations for Broward County that protects the riding public by making TNCs operate on the same level as limousine companies.
Versace also noted that the FLA and its member associations — West Florida Livery Association, Greater Orlando Limousine Association, and the South Florida Limousine Association — were honored as the “Association of the Year” at the March International LCT Show in Las Vegas.