Bill Passed In Florida Allows Uber And Lyft To Transport Medicaid Patients To Medical Appointments For Free

On Thursday, October 10, 2019, a bill (HB 411) was approved by Florida’s House of Representatives allowing ridesharing companies (e.g. Uber, Lyft) to act as a transportation service giving Medicaid patients non-emergency transportation to their medical appointments. According to HB 411 managed care providers will now arrange for these companies to transport their patients back …

Who Will Pay For St. Petersburg’s New Transportation Services

Pinellas County’s Commission is slowly deciding how they want to pay for over $400 million in transportation services. After several meetings, almost half of the commissioners are leaning towards a 2020 referendum on sales taxes. The final decision will be made as soon as they receive a few more briefings from the county administrator, Barry …

Businesses Currently Testing Drone Delivery

Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc., and one of Google’s affiliates are currently in the process of testing how drone delivery can place drugstore products on their customers’ doorsteps shortly after they’ve been ordered. In fact, this same day delivery service will start being offered in Christiansburg, VA next month. This service will be provided by a …

Looking Toward the Future of Florida’s Transportation Service

The population in the Sarasota-Manatee region is continuing to grow today. As it does so it’s important to make sure to plan for adequate roads, bridges, and transportation services. This is why the Florida Department of Transportation and the Sarasota-Manatee Metropolitan Planning Organization held “Transform Tomorrow” at the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee earlier in …