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FLA Meeting Recaps TNC Legislative Successes

Tom Halligan
Posted on May 29, 2015
FLA President Rick Versace updates members on TNC initiatives.
 

FLA President Rick Versace updates members on TNC initiatives.

 

FLA President Rick Versace updates members on TNC initiatives. 
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.

 

Related Topics: FLA, Florida Limousine Association, Florida operators, limo associations, Rick Versace, TNCs, West Florida Livery Association, WFLA

Comments ( 1 )
  • Jay

     | about 3 years ago

    I stand with the associations in Florida fighting the TNC's from operating as they do. But what puzzles me is that they are still operating, an injunction means nothing if there is no enforcement. Cheers to the companies in Palm Beach for filing suit against the their county that excepted a kickback for issuing a TOA. Our enforcers seem to be waiting on what the other is going to do before they act. You start going after the small fishes "drivers" and enforcing the current laws and sooner or later nobody is going to want to drive for the big fish. It can't be that hard to enforce, ticket and impound driver's cars. Those that have regulated the legitimate companies to operate needs to protect our interest and make it a level playing field. UBER is NOT entitled to be added to our special session.

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