Friday, March 22, 2019

Rick Versace FLA President FLA President Rick Versace of A1A Limousine & Airport Service Tallahassee, Fla. — The Florida Limousine Association (FLA) is gearing up for its Florida Ground Transportation Day on March 25. The legislative event—affectionately dubbed “Rally in Tally”—will draw upon statewide representation, as livery, taxicab, and other ground transportation operators from throughout the state are expected to come together in its capital of Tallahassee to act as a unified voice for the industry.

“The most important thing is to get people up there,” FLA President Rick Versace of A1A Limousine & Airport Service wrote in an email. “Every company should bring three people to this event.”

More than 100 participants are expected to bolster the day-long event, which will occur with five weeks left of the current legislative session and aims to educate elected officials on strategies for effectively regulating TNCs—with public safety being the top priority.

FLA and its supporters are seeking safety-minded regulation by stressing that TNCs need: 24-hour commercial liability insurance; more stringent driver background checks, which would include fingerprinting; thorough vehicle inspections conducted by qualified third-party inspectors; established minimum fares; mandatory drug screenings; and privacy safeguards for TNC passengers.

Florida Ground Transportation Day will begin with 8 a.m. meetings. FLA’s public relations firm Sachs Media Group will be scheduling an 11 a.m. media availability event, where leaders from the various industries participating in the legislative day can be interviewed by reporters.

Visit floridalimousine.com for more information.

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