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Las Vegas taxi drivers to boycott Strip hotels

Discussion in 'News' started by BurgerTiime, Jul 12, 2018.

  1. BurgerTiime

    BurgerTiime Well-Known Member

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    https://www.ktnv.com/news/las-vegas...s-vegas-taxi-drivers-will-boycott-strip-hotel
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    The battle between taxi cabs and rideshare companies continues on the Las Vegas Strip this weekend.

    A grassroots group known as Vegas Drivers Unite claim they have started to boycott several different Strip hotel-casinos in an effort to fight back against rideshare companies like Uber and Lyft.

    On their website, the group says participating cabbies plan not to pick up any passenger from New York-New York hotel-casino for 72 hours starting Thursday morning and continuing every week for the rest of the month.

    Last month, the group said they boycotted the Bellagio and next month they plan to boycott Mandalay Bay and Delano.

    The grassroots group said they are fighting back against the takeover of rideshare companies.

    Earlier this year, the Taxi Cab Authority released numbers showing a decline in taxi ridership in 2017. They claim ridership has been declining the past three years and millions of dollars are being lost.

    Vegas Drivers Unite said they hope by not showing up at these locations, then casinos, hotels and community leaders will take notice of the importance of taxis and drive rideshare companies out of the resort corridor.

    Las Vegas local Sierra Snow said she preferred taking rideshares because they are "cheaper".

    "It has been years [since I've taken a taxi]," Snow said.

    While out-of-towner Doug Jim said he preferred the convenience of a taxi cab even if he has to pay extra fees.

    "I paid extra fees but my taxi driver had a big kerfuffle with the Uber drivers, so I'm kind of on his side," Jim said.

    13 Action News did reach out to Vegas Drivers Unite to get an idea of how many drivers were participating in the boycott but have not heard back. Drivers are not required to participate as it is a grassroots effort.
     
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  2. Uber's Guber

    Uber's Guber Well-Known Member

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    Las Vegas taxi drivers were notorious for illegally long hauling customers to the tune of several million dollars per year. They have themselves to blame.
     
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  3. IthurstwhenIP

    IthurstwhenIP Well-Known Member

    who cares, girl in pink is built for fun!
     
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  4. jgiun1

    jgiun1 Well-Known Member

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    Boycott of hotels.....lol

    Goodluck with that one!!!!....I'm sure Uber/Lyft drivers will be smiling like butchers dogs at surge rates.
     
  5. 7Miles

    7Miles Well-Known Member

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    What is surge rates ?
     
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  6. Mista T

    Mista T Well-Known Member

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    That's funny.. 23 of the 77 taxi drivers that are left are going to refuse business from people coming out of casinos, because they are mad at a San Francisco company that everyone already hates.
     
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  7. TwoFiddyMile

    TwoFiddyMile Well-Known Member

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    The casinos hate Uber. From all reports, Uber drivers block entrances and ignore protocol.
     
  8. kc ub'ing!

    kc ub'ing! Well-Known Member

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    Uber drivers don’t know protocol. Valets and cabbies have had a quid pro quo understanding for years. No such relationship exists with Uber drivers.

    Couple of the large casino properties in my town are getting on board. They have convenient designated Uber pick/drop locations. I’m sure the rest and Vegas will follow suit.

    No offense, rideshare is just cheaper and better than traditional cabs. I’ve learned this from my riders.
     
  9. TwoFiddyMile

    TwoFiddyMile Well-Known Member

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    charlotte
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    Your entire post contradicts itself. Thank you for slamming my point home.
     

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