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Uber partners with PSTA to get riders to bus stop

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Ride sharing company Uber is partnering with the Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority to bridge the so-called “first-mile, last-mile” problem. Bus riders in Pinellas Park can now use the Uber ride-sharing app to hail a ride from their home or other destination to a bus stop. The program is limited to Pinellas Park and covers half of the Uber trip from point A to point B up to $3 and it can only be used to take riders to designated bus…

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Ride-sharing bill passes Senate committee while paving the way for impasse

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The Senate Judiciary Committee voted favorably a measure that would regulate Transportation Network Companies like Uber and Lyft. The proposed bill requires $1 million in insurance coverage for ride-hailing drivers provided either by the individual or by the company. Currently, laws vary from location to location and often leave drivers carrying only private automobile coverage that would not apply while using their vehicle for hire. The provision is similar to a bill passed in the House, but omits several items…

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Roll with technical disruption or risk being run over

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What is technical disruption? Simply described I think of it as new innovations that constantly drive our society and economy in new and different directions, allowing us or in some instances forcing us to do things in a new way. In the early 1900s my family’s business was rocked by the invention of the tractor. We were in the mule business (the mule pulled your plow for those needing a history lesson on farming) and the tractor ran the mule…

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