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.
Imagine getting picked up by a self-proclaimed reputable taxi service and delivered safely to Tampa International Airport among pleasant chatter about your trip only to return a week later to a house robbed of all valuables. That’s what could happen if unsuspecting residents use what’s known as “rogue taxi” services. “This is someone who […]
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 […]
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.” […]
– 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 […]