Ride-sharing services Uber and Lyft continue to operate successfully across Florida despite the fact they're technically doing so illegally in many counties. An attempt last year to legalize the services statewide fizzled out in Tallahassee, but two new bills filed in the state senate and house signal that the legislature is ready to give it another go.
Photo by TheTruthAbout's Flickr | CC2.0 Uber, Sidecar (which doesn't operate in Florida yet), and Lyft all in one.
Interestingly the news comes today as Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez noted in his State of the County address that he thinks Uber and Lyft are here to stay despite the county having made no changes to its own laws yet.
"Folks, we're not putting the genie back in the bottle," he said.More »