Regulations

Should Local Governments Regulate Uber?

Posted on April 26, 2017

Taxicab companies have fought against standardizing regulations statewide for ridesharing companies they compete with, saying that they hold Uber and Lyft to different standards than other vehicles for hire. (Miami cab reflection CCO Public Domain photo via Max Pixel / FreeGreatPicture.com)
Taxicab companies have fought against standardizing regulations statewide for ridesharing companies they compete with, saying that they hold Uber and Lyft to different standards than other vehicles for hire. (Miami cab reflection CCO Public Domain photo via Max Pixel / FreeGreatPicture.com)
Years of fighting among local governments, the Legislature, and ridesharing companies such as Uber and Lyft could soon come to an end.

Lawmakers have sent to Gov. Rick Scott legislation prohibiting local government from regulating the companies. Instead, the companies would need to meet statewide insurance and background check standards only.

Tampa Bay Times article here

Related Topics: Florida operators, legislation, Lyft, regulatory enforcement, state regulations, taxis, TNCs, Uber

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