Legislature balks on Uber rules; issue goes back to Palm Beach County Commission



The contentious issue of how to regulate Uber and other app-based ride programs, and what it means for the traditional taxi and limo industry, could be back before the Palm Beach County Commission as early at next month.


The issue could come back to the commission’s April 5 meeting, Brock Rosayn, president of Metro Taxi of Palm Beach County and a member of the county’s Vehicle for Hire Advisory Committee, said Sunday.

In September, Palm Beach County opted not to set new rules, instead calling on the Florida legislature to enact uniform regulations for the entire state. On March 1, county commissioners extended their September 2014 temporary operating agreement


to the end of next month, to see what Tallahassee did.

On Friday, the state body adjourned without a law in place.

“I guess it puts it back into square one as far as the Uber debate,” Commissioner Steven Abrams said Sunday.

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