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.
Uber drivers will join in a nationwide “fight for $15” demonstration as part of a larger campaign by activists to raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour. Drivers in two dozen cities including Boston, Denver, Miami and San Francisco will reportedly join protesters in nearly 250 American cities and at 20 of the nation’s […]
After more than two and a half years of operating in violation of the Hillsborough County Public Transportation Agency, ridesharing companies Uber and Lyft are now legal to operate in the county — for at least another 13 months. The board voted 4-3 Wednesday to approve two new temporary operating agreements (TOAs) negotiated by outgoing PTC […]
An attorney representing rideshare company Uber is crying foul over the Hillsborough County Public Transportation Commission’s handling of a public records request. Andrea Flynn Mogensen, whose Sarasota firm is representing Uber in its battle with the PTC, expressed concern that the agency had not responded to a request for documents including text messages and emails between PTC […]
The Florida Taxicab Association (FTA) has called on Uber and Lyft, again, to immediately implement fingerprinting for drivers as an improved method to screen drivers. A Lyft driver, who may also be an Uber driver was arrested in Orlando on charges of sexual battery and kidnapping a woman. This is not the first time drivers for Uber or Lyft […]
The worldwide phenomenon known as ridesharing came to Florida in Orlando in June of 2014, and – as has been the case in virtually every other community around the world – the clash between this dynamic new business model and age-old regulations hasn’t been smooth, to say the least. Uber’s battle with the taxi industry and […]
Randolph Bracy, candidate for Florida Senate in District 11, voted to allow Uber and other drivers to avoid Level II background checks requiring fingerprint verification. As a member of the Florida House, Bracy has consistently sided with special interests over public safety despite an alarming rise in sexual assaults by Uber drivers and polling that shows overwhelming […]