Commission approves regulating Transportation Network Entities
After several years of hard work, the Miami-Dade County Board of County Commissioners has approved the regulation of transportation network entities (TNEs). Our 2.7 million residents and millions of annual visitors will soon be able to legally use transportation network entities (TNEs) like Uber and Lyft. App-based mobility solutions are necessary to bringing our County transportation options into the 21st century. To keep up with what our community wants, we must continue to integrate new technologies and forward-looking tools to offer transit and mobility solutions for our residents and visitors.
We all know that there is no silver bullet to solving our county's transportation challenges, but services like Uber and Lyft can help residents and visitors better connect with our existing public transportation system, and serve as an additional transportation option for our community.
On May 18, just two weeks after the Commission voted to regulate TNEs, I had the pleasure of attending the grand opening of the Uber Partner Support Center -- a permanent physical hub for the more than 10,000 driver-partners who operate on the Uber platform. Working alongside TNEs, Miami-Dade County will continue to strengthen our partner network for the benefit of our community.
I want to thank Commissioner Esteban Bovo for his leadership and commitment to moving this critical legislation forward, and to Commissioner Audrey Edmonson for initially proposing the regulating of TNEs over two years ago.