Given the Fourth of July is probably the biggest party of the summer, demand for personal ride-sharing services such as Uber and Lyft will likely be high on Tuesday.
And this year, with a new state law in effect, the companies and their customers can expect uniform regulations instead of a patchwork of rules across the state.
The law, approved by the Florida Legislature after four years of discussion and signed by Gov. Rick Scott on May 9, went into effect on Saturday, July 1. Ride-sharing companies such as Uber and Lyft were already voluntarily following many of the measures. But for the first time, there is uniformity.
“We’re really excited to see what has been worked on for the last couple of years finally come to fruition,” said Kasra Moshkani, general manager for Uber’s Florida operations. “We now have one set of regulations that is consistent and clear across the entire state.”
When personal […]