As the topic for this year’s competition is on alternative mobilities and providing options for public to move around urban Miami, we are promoting the move to bring Uber to Miami (and all of Florida).
Uber is a venture-funded startup and Transportation Network Company based in San Francisco, California that makes a mobile application that connects passengers with drivers of vehicles for hire and ridesharing services. The company arranges pickups in dozens of cities around the world. Currently, there are 85 markets worldwide using this service.
According to the Uber blog in Jacksonville Senator Jeff Brandes and Representative Jamie Grant have introduced legislation that would modernize transportation options, increase consumer choice and drive economic opportunity for thousands of Floridians. These bills would eliminate antiquated regulations all over the state that limit consumer choice and options in transportation. To support their cause, they’re asking the public in voting ‘YES’ on SB 1618 and HB 1389, with the hashtag campaign #MoveFLForward
DawnTown’s current competition is not sponsored by Uber (although a mention would be great!), but we do believe a service like this would be beneficial here in Miami as well as other cities around Florida.
Below is a video that came a month ago of Ashton Kutcher (an investor in the company) speaking about why Uber is not in Miami.