Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Uber returns to Broward County TOMORROW (10/15) and the taxi drivers are mad as hell

Here is the story (which includes video) from Local10. In the video you'll see some very angry taxi drivers. Here is an excerpt from the text of the news segment:
     Broward County commissioners finalized a new ordinance Tuesday for ride-sharing services such as Uber and Lyft. The ordinance passed in a 6-2 vote.
     The ordinance includes "requirements for background checks, vehicle inspections and liability insurance, but shift the procedural responsibility for enforcement to the transportation network companies with strict county oversight," according to a news release.
     The amended ordinance comes after Uber suspended its service in Broward County on July 31 after the county passed new requirements for ride-sharing drivers, including county background checks and a mandatory chauffeur's license.
If this story is of interest to you read the thoughts of Sun Sentinel editor Gary Stein. He voiced the general level of dissatisfaction with taxi service in Broward County a few months back. Congratulations Broward County.