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Uber, Google develop app for Election Day rides

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Election Day is only days away, and Uber and Google have teamed up to help voters cast ballots. As part of its ongoing campaign to boost the turnout among Uber users, the San Francisco-based ridesharing service has worked with Google on a special in-app feature available Nov. 8 that will help locate polling locations  — and quickly request a ride with a simple tap on the smartphone. On Election Day, Uber users will see a reminder to get out and vote; the unique…

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Hungry? Call Uber

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Uber will officially expand the UberEATS Tampa Bay app to include St. Petersburg beginning at 11 a.m Wednesday. In honor of this expansion, free delivery will be offered to those in the coverage area for a limited time. The coverage area for this expansion currently includes areas east of 71st Street North/Belcher Road. Delivery is available from 6 a.m. to 3 a.m., seven days a week. If the restaurant is shown as open and serving on the UberEATS app during…

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Hillsborough PTC head Kyle Cockream calls possible investigation into his conduct ‘a witch-hunt’

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Despite the aims of Hillsborough County Public Transportation Commission Chairman Victor Crist and county attorneys, Kyle Cockream is still the agency’s executive director, following a raucous board meeting Tuesday. The agency ultimately voted 3-2 to make a request for proposal to potentially hire a law firm at their next meeting next month to conduct an investigation into recent revelations about Cockream’s performance as the head of the agency. Crist called last week for an emergency meeting of the PTC to discuss Cockream’s…

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Newly released emails show Hillsborough County PTC head’s cozy relationship with limo and taxicab industry

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The Hillsborough County Public Transportation Commission’s mandate is to regulate for-hire vehicles in the county, which includes taxicabs, limousines, and in the past couple of years, ridesharing companies — which the agency considers to be operating outside the law. But newly unearthed emails show that PTC executive director Kyle Cockream worked with the taxi cab and limo industry to advocate for their cause, against ridesharing companies. “Make me an inspector, I’ll clean it up,” wrote Ray Sabb with Gulf Shore Limos in Sarasota, in an…

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Victor Crist calls for emergency meeting regarding Hillsborough PTC executive director Kyle Cockream

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Rocked by recent revelations about Hillsborough County Public Transportation executive director Kyle Cockream, PTC board chairman Victor Crist is calling for an emergency meeting of the board next week to deal with the situation. “I am scheduling an emergency meeting of the Public Transportation Commission Board with our legal counsel and germane support for the purpose of discussing recent allegations attacking the integrity, character, and independence of our director, staff, and board,” Crist wrote to PTC board members on Thursday. Crist is calling…

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Dana Young calls for FDLE investigation into Hillsborough County PTC

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In the aftermath of published reports about questionable decisions made by Hillsborough County Public Transportation Executive Director Kyle Cockream over the past year, Tampa state Rep. Dana Young is calling for the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) to conduct an investigation into the agency. “When the line is blurred between the regulator and the entities they regulate, the public cannot rely on impartiality in the government,” wrote Young in her letter to the FDLE. “The disturbing revelations of the relationship between the PTC, Mr.…

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Kyle Cockream’s appearance before Palm Beach County Commissioners this year wasn’t his first time

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(UPDATED with responses from Kyle Cockream). When Hillsborough County Public Transportation Commission Executive Director Kyle Cockream appeared in front of the Palm Beach County Commission on a ridesharing ordinance it was reviewing last April, some state lawmakers and officials with Uber questioned his visit, saying it had the appearance of taking sides in the now two-and-a-half year battle between the taxicab industry and the ridesharing companies in Hillsborough County. Cockream said at the time he was in West Palm Beach for four days “on personal…

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