Jacksonville: Leading Florida in Transportation Innovation

Jacksonville: You spoke up, and the City Council listened. Last night, the City of Jacksonville solidified its place as the leader of Florida’s transportation future, saying goodbye to outdated transportation regulations and hello to innovation, consumer choice and economic opportunity.  The Jacksonville City Council adopted forward-thinking ordinance changes that will make JAX the first city in Florida in which Uber will be connecting riders and drivers, revolutionizing transportation options in the city.


Jacksonville is building on its history as a hub for technology investment and employment. In passing pro-consumer legislation yesterday, the City Council has clearly listened to what Jacksonville residents, business leaders and community members have demanded: more reliable transportation options, a pro-business agenda for the city, and consumer choice. The Jacksonville City Council has also clearly stood up for expanded opportunity for limo drivers in this great city. Council Members Stephen Joost and Warren Jones led the charge to a final vote of 15-2,. Only Richard Clark, and John Crescimbeni voted against the measure – choosing to protect the status quo and oppose consumer choice.

The ordinance changes adopted eliminate a one-hour required minimum fare (even if it’s only a 10-minute trip!), and a mandatory 30-minute wait time for sedan rides. The Uber app connects residents and visitors in the 50 cities it serves with the best quality ride at the lowest possible price – and these updated regulations mean that Uber’s list of cities will include Jacksonville – the first in Florida – very soon.

JAX residents, visitors and fans: you stood up for better transportation options and your voice was heard.  We can’t wait to get rolling into Jacksonville – we’ll keep you posted on the timeline at Uber_Jax. Thank you for the support, and congratulations on being first in Florida!

The Uber Jacksonville Team


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