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Here are the minutes of the COJ VFH Committee Meeting. Reps from Lyft,Uber and Taxi Companies were there. They are examining the insurance issues, Uber & Lyft are *****ing about sharing the background checks and inspection reports with the city. They are considering the bill that way introduced to the city last year... it creates a 2nd tier of drivers, licensed and permitted by the city with insurance requirements, etc. They warn that there are rogue drivers out there impersonating TNC drivers... Now that the committee chairman Schellenberg has finally taken a few rides he now "understands" the issues better... "ughhh"... Nothing new, they will continue to move towards local regulation of X & Lyft. VFH drivers should check to see if medallions are expiring, they did not extend the moratorium that expires on the 31st of March...

UBER BLACK DRIVERS IN JAX... Contact me...

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JAX TAXI MEDALLION MORATORIUM EXTENDED UNTIL JUNE 30
March 23, 2016 By A.G. Gancarski
The fractious Jacksonville City Council Vehicles for Hire committee hasn't bridged the gap between the taxicab industry and Uber and Lyft. However, Tuesday night at Council at least bought them more time.

Ordinance 2015-835-E, enacted on December 8, 2015, established a temporary moratorium (90 days) on medallion renewals and late fees for medallion renewals pertaining to vehicles for hire.

With legislation being considered, and with accusations and invective flying from the taxicab side toward the Transportation Network Companies, and with Vehicles for Hire likely going past the original stop date of March 31, an ordinance extension was passed extending the medallion renewal break for taxicabs until the end of June.

It is by no means certain that even at that point, there will be meaningful resolution to this matter. In which case, the dance might begin anew.

One open question: whether the ordinance will cease enforcement of the medallion rule at the Jacksonville International Airport. Governed by an independent authority, their policing may work differently.
 
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