The Florida Taxicab Association (FTA) is a membership organization comprised of the leaders in Florida’s taxicab industry.

Current membership is diverse in size and business location. As a whole our member company comprise nearly 3,000 taxicabs throughout the State of Florida and have a significant impact on the overall economy in the State as well as the localities in which we operate. We also are active members in each community, creating employment opportunities and supporting important community and not-for-profit initiatives. The primary mission of the association is to share best industry practices and advocate as a unified voice as it pertains to new laws and regulations in Florida.

Recent Articles

Commentary: Pro-Uber bills are a risky bet for Florida consumers

  We’ve all heard of State Farm, Progressive and Geico, but what about Transit Casualty or Iowa National? No funny commercials tout the savings for those or Reliance Insurance or Legion Insurance. These companies shared two things in common: they were once rated Best “A” carriers; and they also became bankrupt in a very short […]

Florida Limo, Taxi Groups Promote Safety Message At Capitol

  TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Consumer safety and well-being is at risk from legislation that would exempt new for-hire transportation services from many requirements designed to safeguard passengers throughout Florida, leaders of the state’s limo and taxi industry warned at the Capitol March 25. The presidents of the Florida Limousine Association and Florida Taxicab Association led scores of their association […]

House Uber bill preempting Orlando’s fees heads to floor

  TALLAHASSEE – Vehicle fees and minimum fare rates imposed in Orlando recently on cell phone app companies like Uber and Lyft that connect riders with drivers could be eliminated in a bill gaining momentum in the Legislature. The House version of the bill cleared its final committee Thursday and is headed for a floor […]

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Uber and Lyft Insist Flawed Background Checks are “Thorough” Enough

  Uber says their drivers undergo a “very thorough vetting process.” Brooke Steger, an Uber general manager, says drivers are denied from using the ride-hailing platform if there is a history of violent crime, DUI, drug offenses or any number of driving infractions. However, despite company assurances that their private background checks are enough to protect […]

Uber Driver Seeks Clarification from State of Florida Regarding Insurance Requirements

  Confounded by conflicting information from a variety of sources, a former Uber driver is asking the State of Florida to clarify the insurance requirements for “ride-sharing” drivers. Orlando resident Matthew Bumgardner sent a letter to Florida’s Insurance Commissioner and the Director of Highway Safety asking both officials for clarity on liability and insurance issues impacting […]

Letter to Palm Beach County Commissioners

  The Florida Taxicab Association sent the following letter to Palm Beach County Commissioners regarding upcoming hearings that will focus on policies governing “ride-sharing” services like Uber and Lyft operating in the County:   Dear Commissioners: In the coming weeks and months, you will begin discussing policy related to vehicles for hire, specifically Uber.  This […]