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.

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Uber Drops Proposal to Defund Road Projects in Unfriendly Metros & Counties

  Tallahassee, Fla – The sponsor of an amendment that would have defunded road projects in counties and cities that seek to regulate Uber has backed away from his proposal. Rep. Gaetz today withdrew his amendment to the state Department of Transportation bill. The proposal, presumably made at the bequest of Uber, would have thwarted […]

City trying to level playing field for taxi drivers, Uber

  The city’s ongoing efforts to come to grips with popular ride-sharing companies like Uber have moved to a new arena: the Gainesville Regional Airport. Taxi cab drivers working at the airport and elsewhere have complained to the City Commission in recent months that Uber is not complying with the ordinance governing cars for hire, […]

Commissioners to vote on rules regarding Uber, Lyft

  FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (WSVN) — Broward County commissioners are set to vote on rules regulating popular ride-share programs such as Uber and Lyft. The smart phone-based apps may soon have restrictions placed on them by the Broward County Commission, which is planning to decide on more stringent inspections for Uber vehicles, along with enforcing […]

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Uber operates illegally or without official approval in 90 percent of US markets

  According to research conducted by the FTA, of the 139 U.S. metros where Uber is reportedly operating, it is doing so illegally in at least 72 of those markets. The legality of the company’s services is in question in an additional 54 cities. In fact, FTA could only identify 13 markets where “ride-sharing” services […]

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 […]