Florida Limo Group Records Two Big Wins

Posted on January 31, 2014

FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla. — A long-standing Miami-Dade County regulation limiting limousine companies from picking up a client in less than one hour was reduced to 15 minutes, the Florida Limousine Association (FLA) reported at Tuesday’s meeting.

“We’ve been fighting this for like 30 years and we finally won,” said FLA Treasurer Rick Versace (A1A Limousine). The regulation was originally enacted based on fears from area taxi operators that limousines would compete with taxi service.

Versace also noted that the FLA has succeeded in keeping Uber out of Miami, but added that he expects the private transportation app company to take its fight to the state capital, Tallahassee, to lobby for permission to operate. “We’ll continue to fight Uber and we’re looking to hire our own lawyers and lobbyists to stop Uber,” he added.

-- Tom Halligan, LCT East Coast editor

Related Topics: Florida Limousine Association, Florida operators, industry regulations, limo associations, limousine regulations

Comments ( 2 )
  • gus chacon

     | about 7 years ago

    Every body was fighting for 0 waiting time. but when they heard UBER must of them change their minds, specially the ones that bought the Hotels ramps. and others that stage at the ramps. push for One Owner , One Car , One Operator!. And NO to black sedan rented permits in Miami Dade. Stop the corruption....

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