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Ridesharing proposal no done deal in Hillsborough County

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It’s not the first time that officials with the Hillsborough County Public Transportation Commission are touting a proposed agreement that would finally bring ridesharing companies Uber and Lyft under their compliance. Nevertheless, the board is scheduled to sit down in closed session on Wednesday to attempt to hammer out a proposed deal with the two companies. Among the details: the plan calls for Uber and Lyft  to carry liability coverage of at least $50,000 for bodily injury to one person in one accident;…

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Hillsborough County Legislative Delegation passes measure to regulate Uber & Lyft, but future remains unclear

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The Hillsborough County Legislative Delegation spent hours (and hours) on Tuesday discussing proposed legislation that would bring ridesharing companies Uber and Lyft into compliance with the Hillsborough County Public Transportation Commission, but whether they actually moved the issue forward at the end of the day is dubious. The setting for the local group of state lawmakers to convene was the Firestick Grill, described as an “upscale buffet” that happens to be located inside the cavernous Amalie Arena. Dozens of people, including lobbyists,…

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