I’m sure many crew have heard of the loss of Uber in South Florida’s Broward County. The ride-sharing company has been great for myself and our crew, and I find that we all really appreciate both the quality of service and the competitive pricing . Unfortunately, elected officials in Broward don’t agree and have chosen to selectively interpret current laws regarding taxi businesses in such a way that it prevents Uber’s business model from operating here.
I have written to the mayor of Ft. Lauderdale and County Commissioners to express my regret at the loss of this great service. I’m hoping that, with the help of The Triton, we can rally other crews to lobby for change that will bring Uber back to Fort Lauderdale. Collectively we can represent a strong voice. Let’s lend our support for this innovative and valuable new company.
Capt. Dave Johnson
Editor’s Note: The Broward County Board of County Commissioners are meeting tomorrow, Tuesday Aug. 11, at 2 p.m. to discuss potential changes to the county’s existing laws that would enable Uber to continue operating in the county. The meeting will be held in the county governmental center, 115 S. Andrews Ave., Room 430, Ft. Lauderdale (33301).
If you can’t make the meeting and want your thoughts heard, e-mail County Mayor Tim Ryan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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