taxi

  1. BurgerTiime

    New York approves surcharge for Uber and Lyft rides in Manhattan

    https://www.engadget.com/2018/04/02/new-york-surcharge-uber-lyft-manhattan/ As part of the budget that New York lawmakers passed last Friday, ride-hailing services and taxis face a new fee if they drive in Manhattan. These aren't nickel-and-dime increases, either: Uber, Lyft and the like face...
  2. Blackcar37

    Another NYC taxi Driver Suicide- Blames Rideshare

    2018/03/21/cabbie-blamed-uber-lyft-for-financial-woes-before-hanging-himself/ maybe taxi drivers should be given mental health assistance to deal with the impact of technology on jobs? don't take your life over a job.
  3. BurgerTiime

    Consumer Reports warning to would-be buyers of used Uber and Lyft vehicles for sale

    https://www.consumerreports.org/buying-a-car/how-to-avoid-buying-a-used-uber-or-lyft-car/ Vehicle history reports often don't say if cars were used as Uber or Lyft vehicles, which could have added engine wear and tear Vehicles used for ride-sharing services like Uber or Lyft can get a lot of...
  4. S

    Taxify not paying My earnings

    Hi Guys, I have been driving for Uber from last two years, never had any problem regarding payment. I got a long trip on Taxify, first they calculated much less then their rates, they didn’t transfer my pay last week, when contacted they said someone will call me through private number, I...
  5. BurgerTiime

    Cabs in the Twin Cities aren't dead yet

    https://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/02/28/cab-businesses-insist-they-arent-done-yet For 35 years, John Shannon of West St. Paul has made a living as a cab driver. But the last few years have been hard. Growing competition from ride sharing services is threatening the industry's survival. "I...
  6. Lawlet91

    Made over $1000 this week, by not driving uber!

    started this week on Tuesday night, renting cab at Mears each night. Cleared minimum 150 per night all week, for a culmination of $1105 take home as of this morning. That amount, sadly, is almost what the average Uber driver makes BEFORE expenses in one whole month! Clearly showing how...
  7. Ziggy

    Irate Taxi Pax

    Had a pax I picked up a few days ago from an upscale hotel who was bragging about how he kicked in the door of a taxi because the cabbie refused to take him 2 blocks to another hotel - because he had some heavy boxes to transport. I told the pax that while it is against city ordinance for a...
  8. JustTim

    We beat the competition

    I have listened to my riders and I have to say something. Our local public transportation charges over twice what we do for the same trip. Our local taxi companies charge a higher fare than we do by destination. Neither transportation options allow any typ of call ahead arrangements. If anyone...
  9. GetShorty

    Cabbies are Crazy

    Was weighting for a PAX at the Richmond entrance to Saks and this young guy driving a cab pulls up inches from my mirror and starts screaming at me calling me various names and saying his family hates me and then right before he pulled away he said if it was night he’d kill me. I was like dude...
  10. BurgerTiime

    Another high court has ruled Uber is not just a technology co.

    https://thecitypaperbogota.com/business/colombian-high-court-hands-down-verdict-on-uber-following-european-decision/18702 Colombia’s Constitutional Court has ruled against Uber with a verdict that affects 83,000 drivers affiliated to the technology platform. The decision follows a similar...
  11. N

    How does Jfk dispatch work for yellow cab?

    Hi guys i am going to drive a yellow can soon and am very nervous! Please can anyone guide me how dispatch system work at airport like jfk and how do taxis get in the line? Where is it located? Any tips for me to be better?
  12. UberPete1911

    European Court rules Uber is a taxi service...

    "..“You end up trapped in this kind of cycle,” Mr. Biswas said. The biggest shock, he added, was to “feel you’re in the hands of other people who ultimately just don’t care: They don’t care until you come back in as a cog.” Sums it up pretty much. Long story short, he got into an accident...
  13. BurgerTiime

    Tesla says "NO!" to commercial use of its power stations

    Sorry Uber, Lyft and other Tesla Taxis services. You're no longer welcome. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-12-15/tesla-tells-new-taxi-uber-drivers-not-to-use-its-superchargers Professional drivers looking to buy a Tesla to shuttle paying customers around should consider this...
  14. Beepbeep41

    Can Order Taxi in Uber App Sydney

    I’ve had a few PAX tell me they have the option to order a Taxi within the Uber App in Sydney. Apparently it’s in the scroll section where you can order UberX, select or XL. Had a Pax tell me that’s why driver rates are better in Sydney because Uber is also taking %25 from Taxi bookings... If...
  15. BurgerTiime

    Complaint filed against Uber for using "key marketing" words in Google search

    http://www.nwfdailynews.com/news/20171128/former-local-cab-driver-wants-to-take-uber-to-court Miramar Beach resident Tim Anderson has composed a complaint that accuses the successful ride-hailing company of using “targeted keyword advertising” to steal business from permitted taxi drivers...
  16. UberPotomac

    Not playing nice!!!!!

  17. I

    Well, ... I've Made my Choice!

    Was never sure which way I was going on this UBER v Black Cabbie thing.... until now. Sunday 15th October 2017. DLR cancelled. Woolwich line completely closed. AND no replacement bus service was put on. AND the national rail train to Woolwich also wasn't operating. I had been away...
  18. Beepbeep41

    Where & who are the Uber rapists??

    So where are the Uber rapists that have been accused in sth east QLD? Are they in jail with no bail? How long will it take to get a verdict? If they are being held with no bail what was the evidence that is so compelling? There is Literally millions perhaps hundreds of million of dollars...
  19. Beepbeep41

    Taxi Drivers Also Claim Benefits

    After much investigation and asking around I was able to confirm that the majority of Taxi drivers were also on benefits like unemployment, sickness and family benefits. The reason Taxi driving appealed to drivers over Uber was the mare fact they were payed in cash at the end of each shift. All...
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