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Uber, PSTA poised to introduce free ride program this week

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“The free Uber service will be available to Pinellas County residents earning 150 percent or less of the federal poverty level who do not own or have access to a car or rides from family members. Income levels qualifying are $17,655 or less annually for a single person or $36,375 for a family of four. The service will be available …

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Downtown Tampa will get Zipcar service, on-demand shuttle

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“Zipcar operates in more than 30 major metropolitan markets, and more than 500 college campuses, and in more than 50 airports. The company cites a Transportation Research Board/National Academy of Sciences study that found each shared car takes about 15 private cars off the road.” See More . . . Source: http://www.tbo.com/news/business/downtown-tampa-will-get-zipcar-service-on-demand-shuttle-20160426/By: Jerome R. Stockfisch | Tribune Staff

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Gasparilla: to Uber or not to Uber?

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“Captain Morgan is partnering with Uber this weekend, offering $20 ride vouchers for Gasparilla attendees 21 and over. Just enter the promo code ‘pirateresponsibly’ in the Uber app by 2 p.m. Saturday for a chance to be one of 1,000 winners. The discount is redeemable for rides taken before Monday.” See More . . . Source: http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/baybuzz/gasparilla-to-uber-or-not-to-uber/2263330By: CAITLIN JOHNSTON, TIMES …

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In shadow of Uber and Lyft, car sharing tries to shape a future in Tampa Bay

Three converted Prius Plug-In Hybrids charging at San Francisco City Hall

“Zipcar currently operates eight cars in Tampa, with pickup and dropoff locations at the University of Tampa, the Tampa Marriott Westshore and at the Payless Car Rental near the airport. Plans are in the works to have a few cars available to rent at luxury apartment building SkyHouse in Channelside, said Smokshane West, the Florida market manager for Zipcar. Residents …

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Hillsborough regulators will stop ticketing Uber, Lyft drivers until October hearing

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“In August, Hillsborough Circuit Judge Paul Huey denied a motion from the PTC asking for an injunction that would have forced Uber to stop serving the county. Huey wants both sides to hold mediation talks before an October court hearing. Meanwhile the PTC filed for summary judgment, asking the judge to decide several legal issues in its favor.” See More …

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Uber finds partners in Tampa Bay area

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“PTC Chairman Victor Crist said he isn’t worried about the partnerships Uber is creating in the community because he is confident the regulatory agency will win its appeal to have a judge issue an injunction to shut down the company. But until then, Uber continues to establish itself as part of the community and build strong relationships with drivers, riders …

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Could HART partner with Lyft, Uber?

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“The transit agency is about to launch a pilot project this fall that will address the issue of connecting customers with buses, commonly called First Mile/Last Mile, which could include contracting with ride-booking companies such as Uber and Lyft. But the pilot project is only for its para transit, or severely disabled riders. The board wants the ability to eventually …

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Judge’s order lets Uber ride on in Hillsborough

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“Uber began operating in Hillsborough County in April 2014 and, a year later, the PTC sued the company and 50 of its drivers, the judge’s order states. The transportation commission wanted a declaration that Uber fell under its authority, which would require its drivers to obtain certain permits and licenses.” See More . . . Source: http://www.abcactionnews.com/news/hillsborough-regional-news/judges-order-lets-uber-ride-on-in-hillsboroughBy: WFTS Webteam, Michael …

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County demands judge ban Uber from Hillsborough

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“Attorneys for the county’s Public Transportation Commission want Judge Paul Huey to agree Uber drivers ignore county regulations by not seeking the type of licenses and checks expected of taxi and limo services. The commission is required to regulate services like Uber and rival Lyft, which are akin to other forms of public transportation, said Brad Kimbro, a Tampa attorney …

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Hillsborough regulators seek support from courts against Uber, Lyft

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“The companies use smartphone apps to allow riders to summon nearby drivers who use their own cars. Both argue that they are technology companies, not transportation companies, and thus don’t fall under the rules administered by the PTC. Temple Terrace city council member David Pogorilich made the motion, calling it the next logical step after neither company altered its operations …

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