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 data suggests that drivers overall in three major U.S. markets — Denver, Detroit, and Houston — earned less than $13.25 an hour after expenses in late 2015, according to calculations based on more than a million trips. Uber says that its drivers are as much its customers as its passengers are, and that its […]
TAMPA — The Hillsborough County Public Transportation Commission’s efforts to rein in rideshare firms over the past two years meant dealing with just two companies: Uber and Lyft. Now, with the two sides seemingly close to agreeing on a framework for regulation, Tampa Bay’s rideshare landscape is about to get more complicated with new […]
_ Uber announced an agreement on Tuesday with a prominent union to create an association for drivers in New York that would establish a forum for regular dialogue and afford them some limited benefits and protections — but that would stop short of unionization. The association, which will be known as the Independent Drivers Guild and […]
– FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – In the ongoing debate over regulations related to public safety, Uber has gone nuclear, spending more than $8 million in a municipal election to pass a proposal to eliminate the City of Austin’s ability to require specific public safety measures for Uber drivers including fingerprinting. – “Considering the cost to perform […]
An Uber driver in Orlando was accused of pulling a gun on a passenger, according to police reports and complaints filed with Uber by the Uber passenger two days ago. Equally alarming is the fact that the Uber driver also has a lengthy arrest record, including serving 30 months in prison for Grand Theft and […]
To say that Florida Senator Jeff Brandes has been a champion for Uber would be an under-statement. The Senator has pushed “model legislation,” written by Uber, as a solution for any regulatory impediment the company may encounter in Florida now or in the future. Uber’s “model legislation,” which passed the House earlier this […]