South Florida cabbies protest county ordinance

MIAMI (WSVN) - At least 20 taxi drivers protested an ordinance that they believe hurts the taxi industry and benefits ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft, Tuesday, outside Government Center Station, in Downtown Miami.

The cabbies called on county commissioners to change an ordinance that allows unlimited permits to drivers of private vehicles, but caps those same permits for taxi drivers. The ordinance was changed in May.

The drivers said they are just trying to keep their business alive while ride-sharing services are allowed to take over.

“If we not the same, there won’t be no competition because they have the advantage,” Neil Homy said. “It’s not about an app. It’s not about technology, because we do have apps and technology in the taxi industry. It’s only about the fair balance and the regulations.”

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