Best Of 2014

Best Fare Fighters: Uber and Lyft

Best Fare Fighters

Uber & Lyft are the two ridesharing services that have revolutionized transportation, and pissed off a lot of entrenched interests while doing so. Uber was more in the news, as the San Francisco-based service was working with local legislators to have the Hillsborough County Public Transportation drop its minimum fare of $50 for any ride in a towncar (like the “Uber Black”). But then in April, both UberX and Lyft said to hell with the rules, and began offering rides in Tampa and St. Pete, much to the consternation of local officials.