Boz
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RogerKint
December 15th, 2016 at 9:26:53 AM permalink
http://www.reviewjournal.com/traffic/las-vegas-taxi-numbers-plummet-riders-opt-uber-and-lyft

Having used taxis for years in Vegas and now using Lyft & Uber this is a good development. There have always been issues with cabs like long hauling and dirty, rude drivers. I have never had a bad experience with the ride shares. Good to see the cabs finally paying for their actions.
billryan
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December 15th, 2016 at 11:39:46 AM permalink
Quote: Boz

http://www.reviewjournal.com/traffic/las-vegas-taxi-numbers-plummet-riders-opt-uber-and-lyft

Having used taxis for years in Vegas and now using Lyft & Uber this is a good development. There have always been issues with cabs like long hauling and dirty, rude drivers. I have never had a bad experience with the ride shares. Good to see the cabs finally paying for their actions.



Ubers rates are unsustainable, in my opinion. $8 from Harrahs to Orleans doesn't allow the drivers to make any money. Driver turnover will kill them.
It's what you do and not what you say If you're not part of the future then get out of the way
onenickelmiracle
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December 15th, 2016 at 12:31:20 PM permalink
Quote: billryan

Ubers rates are unsustainable, in my opinion. $8 from Harrahs to Orleans doesn't allow the drivers to make any money. Driver turnover will kill them.

I hear ya, that's what they say, after all expenses and depreciation, the drivers are giving it away. Then no way to tip with the process besides cash. They're at the mercy of their pimp basically, can't even set their own rates. It's this way, so if the cars are driverless, people don't expect much of a discount. Something like that, oh, correction, priced so low, people decide it's not worth buying their own car.
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FleaStiff
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December 15th, 2016 at 1:00:56 PM permalink
Enforcing vehicle safety and driver's dress codes varies. In NYC, it is sometimes some silly politician who talks about neckties from time to time, but real enforcement comes from hotel and apartment doormen who take down the number of each taxi they load anyone into.

In Vegas, some casinos will impose a 24 hour ban on an uncooperative driver. Everyone knows long hauling is virtually forced onto the drivers and that low producing drivers will spend their next shift in a cab that is not even qualified to go to the airport.

NPR interviewed Uber/Lyft drivers and found the drivers accept that its a temporary gig with driverless taxis just around the corner. Car ownership is meaningless to the mobile generation who lease vehicles, lease furniture, work on a "project basis" and live in long stay rental housing.

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