The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop #01622

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Maria Hansen
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The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop
Uber is the best transportation for residents and tourist in the state of Florida. It provides an immense need particularly to our military service men and women stationed here temporarily or attending school. Our out of state business people and tourist makes them feel at home because all of them have mentioned to me they have Uber where they come from and love that it's in Florida. I have gotten nothing but compliments from uber riders about how glad they are to have Uber because they felt safer and it's more economical and convenient to them. As a military spouse I support our Military immensely and to me it's a way to give something they back for all their support. I've tremendously enjoyed the young men and women that get out on the weekends to have fun. I feel like their mom and they see me as a mom and they deserve a means of transportation they feel safe and can count on and afford because if they don't they can very easily opt to get in that vehicle after they've been drinking. Uber saves life's so yes this is why Florida needs uber! And I Love spending time with my family. As an Uber partner I can make my own schedule and spend time that I couldn't in the past because my husband being deployed and I working full time. The handicap and among many others that are on a fixed income have commented what a relief it's to have Uber because they can now get out of their house more often whether it's just for a piece of pie with their loved one...yes I had a sweet couple that told me that. There's just too many awesome experiences that I could go on and on about. I had a doctor once and was here for his internship...he was out of state and was delighted to find uber in Florida and he said to me he had tried calling a taxi but none were available at the moment to get to his destination. A lot of very good and very important reasons why Florida needs Uber. People from all walks of life and many different reasons. If there are any cons to having uber in Florida, , the pros out weight the cons most definitely. It would be a huge loss not to have Uber in Florida to many."