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Bob Buckhorn, others call Hillsborough PTC to reject rules that Uber, Lyft say could drive them out

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Two days before the Hillsborough County Public Transportation Commission looks to approve new regulations that representatives from ridesharing companies Uber and Lyft say could compel them to leave town, Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn and others in Hillsborough County’s business community had a simple message for them on Monday: Don’t do it. Specifically, they warned the agency not to approve new regulations approved by a subcommittee of the PTC last week that include a $7 minimum fare and a seven-minute wait time for…

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Public meeting on proposed new ride-sharing rules in Hillsborough County goes nowhere

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Since they began operating in Florida in 2014, ride-sharing companies Uber and Lyft have successfully negotiated to work legally in many of the state’s biggest areas, including Palm Beach and Miami-Dade counties. It’s been a different story in Hillsborough County, however, as the two companies have been at odds with the Public Transportation Commission, which for nearly two-and-a-half years have continued to penalize drivers for operating without a permit. That impasse will continue, after a meeting of the PTC’s Rules and Policy…

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