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.
As if the growing trend of sexual assaults by Uber and Lyft drivers was not enough, an Uber driver in Palm Beach County was recently cited in an accident investigation for not having a valid driver’s license and no insurance. The officer wrote that a check of the Uber driver “revealed her Florida driver’s license was […]
Via Tampa Bay Times The Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce supports a fair and open market. Our members support competition, and it should be expected for a strong economy. Business should and can thrive in a community that has one set of rules that are applied to the entire industry and not just a fraction […]
Via Fox13 News TAMPA (FOX 13) – Uber reached an agreement today with the Hillsborough County Public TransportationCommission (PTC), but it’s not the end of the ridesharing battle. While only Uber was present at the announcement on Thursday, PTC chairman Victor Crist says that Lyft is also on board with the agreement. Uber agreed to pay […]
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 […]
A female passenger is accusing an Uber driver of being involved in her sexual assault in St. Louis. Uber, as they’ve done in thousands of similar incidents, issued a statement. Like a broken record, they claim to have “fully cooperated with the St. Louis Police Department and will continue to work with them on their investigation.” […]