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Rick Kriseman will seek to deregulate the city’s taxi cabs

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The announcement came toward the end of St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman’s state of the city address Saturday: The next ordinance Kriseman plans to introduce is one deregulating the vehicle-for-hire industry. Kriseman did not provide many details except to say it would include incentives for taxi companies and ride-sharing companies like Uber and Lyft to comply with St. Petersburg’s system. Let the market decide what’s best, Kriseman said, adding that, if his plan succeeds then St. Petersburg would be a…

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Why are so many people trying to stand in the way of innovation?

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If all forms of innovation were stifled, this website wouldn’t exist (and yes, there are probably some folks who are thinking “if only …”). The latest target for these head-in-the-sand Luddites is ride-sharing, in the form of companies like Uber and Lyft. Ride-sharing is not just inevitable — it’s real, and it’s here to stay. Yet, like the buggy whip manufacturers who tried to convince themselves that automobiles were just a passing fancy, the taxicab industry is doing everything it can to deny the…

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