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Rick Kriseman says Cross-Bay Ferry is a success

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Five months into a six-month pilot program, St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman said the cross-bay ferry program is a success. St. Petersburg, Tampa and Pinellas and Hillsborough counties foot the bill for the pilot program, which began sending ferries across the bay back in November. The pilot program’s goal was to test the waters for whether the area could sustainably support such a service. “The numbers have been more robust than expected,” Kriseman told Pinellas County commissioners. “I think this…

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Taxicab industry once again attempting to handicap Uber

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Yet again, the taxicab industry is pushing around a new proposal focused on handicapping popular ridesharing services like Uber and Lyft. Dubbed an “insurance fix,” the proposed measure aims to impose new harmful regulations to force ridesharing companies to buy insurance they don’t need and does little to improve public safety. Since their launch in Florida, millions of residents and visitors have chosen services like Uber and Lyft to obtain safe, affordable and reliable transportation services. This new proposal seeks to significantly hinder…

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