MEDIA ADVISORY: Tampa Mayor Buckhorn, Florida Chamber of Commerce, Tampa Bay Business Leaders, Uber and Lyft Host Press Conference, Today, September 12

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September 12, 2016: Following the vote by the Hillsborough Public Transportation Commission (PTC) Rules and Policy Committee, City of Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn, the Florida Chamber of Commerce, the Tampa Bay business community, Uber and Lyft will host a press conference in support of ridesharing and to urge the PTC to vote down the proposed anti-competitive regulations.

The PTC Rules and Policy Committee voted on September 6, 2016 to advance regulations that clearly favor special interests over the will of Hillsborough County residents. The full committee will vote on the regulations on Wednesday, September 14, 2016.

Media interested in attending the press conference are asked to contact Anna Alexopoulos via phone at 954.647.7059 or email at

Tampa Bay Supports Ridesharing Press Conference

Monday, September 12, 2016
2:00 p.m. 

Tampa Bay WaVE
500 East Kennedy Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33602

City of Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn
Christopher Emmanuel, Director of Infrastructure and Governance Policy, Florida Chamber of Commerce
Maria Thomas, Driver Partner, Uber
Blayn Chumblee, Blayn ChumbleeDriver, Lyft
Alfred Goldberg, President, United States Operations, Absolute Mobile Solutions
Steve Cona, President and CEO, Associated Builders and Contractors, Florida Gulf Coast Chapter
Aakash Patel, President, Elevate Tampa Bay
Hispanic Chamber of Commerce representative
Norwood Smith, Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Mainsail Lodging & Development
Eric Odum, President, ROI Commercial Property Brokerage
Brad Herremans, CEO, Suncoast Community Health Centers
Gracie Stemmer, Marketing Manager, Tampa Bay WaVE
Kelley Simms, Senior Vice-President, Tampa Innovation Alliance
Lynn Wittenburg, Chief Marketing Officer, THUZI
Tony DiBenedetto, Chairman and CEO, Tribridge
Lori Rosso, Executive Director, Ybor City Chamber of Commerce
*List as of 9/12/16

About Uber
Uber is evolving the way Florida moves. By seamlessly connecting riders to drivers through our apps, we make communities more accessible, opening up more possibilities for riders and more business for drivers.

Monday, September 12, 2016
Contact: Bill Gibbons, (Uber)
Ashley Bauman, (City)
Drew Piers, (Lyft)