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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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After pointed Broward pull-out, Uber set to take ride-hailing fight to Tallahassee City Hall

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On the heels of Uber‘s announcement of its planned end to operations in Broward County effective July 31, the San Francisco-based firm is enlisting “ridesharing” fellow travelers to join them Wednesday night as Capital City commissioners debate an ordinance to regulate them in a manner similar to taxi companies. Just nine days ahead of the scheduled completion of a Broward County “TNC Implementation Plan” to end Uber’s current legal “gray area” status, Uber walked away from the negotiating table, opting to simply leave…

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