MIAMI HERALD: Taxi Tech Upgrades Coming To Miami-Dade County

Jan 29, 2014


Michael Cruz, of Lyfekloud, demonstrates virtual dispatch equipment installed in a taxicab outside Miami-Dade County Hall Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014.

Old technology — but new to many Miami-Dade County taxis — is coming to local cabs.

An overwhelming majority of county commissioners signed off Tuesday on sweeping legislation requiring all cabs to take credit cards and install SunPass transponders, GPS devices and digital security cameras.

Drivers will have six months to install SunPass. Credit-card machines will be required in two years. GPS and backseat security cameras will be required in 30 months.

New taxi vehicles will have to be no more than three years old and will have to be replaced by the time they’re six years old.

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