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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Main Street Morning: Florida agency says Uber drivers count as employees

  Here’s what’s affecting my small business my clients and other entrepreneurs today. Washington The Federal Communications Commission looks to crack down on robocalls and robotexts. The Elections Elizabeth Warren tells techies to stop making issues wonky and get real. The Economy 23 states had unemployment rate decreases in April. Former Fed chief Bernanke sees […]

Taxi drivers fight back against Uber and Lyft

It’s hard to ignore the allure and convenience ride-hailing start-ups like Uber have brought to the transportation industry. Apps allow consumers to reserve rides with the swipe of a button on a smartphone, with no cash required. As valuations for major ride-hailing players including Lyft soar into the billions, the value of traditional taxicab medallions is declining. […]

Florida Says Uber Drivers Are Employees, But FedEx, Other Cases Promise Long Battle

  Uber promises good open-ended pay, flexible hours, even discounts on vehicles. But employee status? No way. Health and dental coverage? Tax withholding? Nope. Darrin McGillis was a driver in Florida who was in a car accident so could no longer pick up passengers. Buzzfeed reported on the case in which McGillis couldn’t get Uber to help, […]

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Florida Session Ends with Uber’s Preemption Efforts in the Doghouse

By Roger Chapin, Vice President with Mears Transportation Group With the Florida State Legislature now adjourned, efforts to hold Transportation Network Companies accountable to the same standards as traditional taxicab companies will undoubtedly return to the local level. TNCs (or so-called peer-to-peer taxi services) like Uber and Lyft have, of course, resisted attempts by local […]

With Bi-Partisan Support, Florida House Hails Tougher Background Checks for TNCs

  During debate Thursday, April 23rd on the TNC bill by Representative Matt Gaetz (R) in the Florida House, Rep. Kathleen Peters (R) offered an amendment to the legislation requiring more stringent background checks for TNC (Uber & Lyft) drivers that also passed as part of the overall bill. Rep. Peters’ amendment requires all TNC […]

Uber Again Seeks Measures to Punish Florida Municipalities That Regulate TNCs

  Uber, the $40 billion company that stops at nothing to get its way, is up to its old tricks again at the Florida Statehouse. Last week, State Rep. Matt Gaetz, presumably at the request of Uber, tried to strip critical state road funding from cities and counties that did not adopt Uber’s business plan. […]