Broward County recently drafted and threatened to file a lawsuit against ride sharing companies Uber and Lyft if they continued to operate in an illegal manner in the county. In a warning letter disbursed to Uber and Lyft, the County warned against drivers picking up passengers at the airport, port, or anywhere else in Broward County. Uber and its competitor Lyft have announced that they will withdraw from the Broward County market and no longer accept passengers in this area. However, in the warning letter issued by the county, Uber and Lyft drivers were warned not to even drop off passengers in Broward who were picked up in other counties. This, the county attorney claims, is still a violation of Broward County regulations.
The county has stated that it hopes Uber and Lyft will move forward with filing applications that would allow them to operate legally in the county. As of now, the county is concerned with both company’s lack of substantial background checks and insufficient insurance that does not meet state requirements. Continue reading →