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Old 04-23-2013, 09:25 PM
 
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What I do. Then again, I don't drink much.
I like to tie one on now and then. When I do hands and wheel don't meet... Even in Las Vegas.
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Old 04-23-2013, 09:45 PM
 
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bring your own GPS and tell the cab driver to follow your GPS
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Old 04-24-2013, 01:15 AM
 
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^^ come on. How inconvenient is that? How about the cabbies stop being scummy and thinking that the world owes them something. Do your job, follow the rules and be happy that you have a job. If you don't like it go back to whatever country you came from. As someone said this is Las Vegas, not Tijuana.
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Old 04-24-2013, 02:12 AM
 
Location: Sunrise
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Imagine how much better the monorail would be for locals if it went from the airport to downtown, and then had five commuter lines heading north, south, east and west and southwest. All of which tied into the main strip system. It's a fact that tens of thousands of people make their way to the strip every day, every SHIFT to work.

Now what if there was a park-and-ride, or kiss-and-ride that took commuters from points in Summerlin, Sunrise, Henderson, Mountain's Edge and North Las Vegas to the strip? People could drive locally to giant parking lots at, say, Ann and Simmons, Charleston and Lamb, Warm Springs and Eastern, Warm Springs and Rainbow and Lake Mead and Rampart. Then they take the commuter monorail. Make it cheap enough, and people would certainly use it to get to work on the strip. That would reduce traffic immensely. And it would make us a far more civilized city.

There are roughly 300,000 people who work on the strip. Give them an easy way to get to and from work via a monorail, and traffic gets much easier for everyone else. That's my idea of political courage.
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Old 04-24-2013, 02:48 AM
 
Location: Earth
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bring your own GPS and tell the cab driver to follow your GPS


HA ha! As a cabbie here....That would be better than longhauling....the GPS almost always chooses the longest route....and often puts you in the wrong location! For instance your Iphone will put you at LaQuinta if you follow it to the Hard Rock...unless you type in the HR's address, then it takes you the right way.
Try finding the Rental Car place with your GPS....more likely than not it will direct you to the airport long term parking!

With few exceptions I can get you where you're going more efficiently than you can...even if you know the way!

Especially when it comes to the casinos!

n fact, my favorite way to take a legitimately higher cost ride is to follow your turn by turn directions!
It never fails...to cost more!



FWIW I don't longhaul and resent those that do.

The ONLY way to stop this practice is for the Taxi Authority requires two things:

#1 T/A to be funded by RIDE rather than PAID MILE.
You see, them getting their funding from paid mile doesn't exactly encourage them to enforce shorter rides!

#2 Every time a cabbie gets hit with a longhaul ticket the company should be hit with one also...for ten times the amount. It'll stop in an instant.

The reason it happens is because the companies push it! I'm always struggling to make average book because other drivers longhaul which drives up the average... I usually have a higher ride count than average but still.

Longhaul driver:

10 rides from RIO to McCarran 10x $28 = $280


Honest Driver:


10 rides from RIO to McCarran 10x $16 = $160


You can see how far ahead the longhaul driver can get in just half a day!

Personally, I have to agree that 80% of the cabbies in this town are scum...
I hate that the companies bring in Ethiopians to fill these jobs...those guys HATE Americans, America and hate the tourists.


There is some blame to be laid on the tourists as well though:

#1 When a cab IS stopped for longhauling...don't cover for them...fill out the report!

#2 The T/A number is posted in the cab...USE IT if you're being ripped off!

#3 Refuse to ride in foriegner driven cabs.....won't solve all of this, but it'll help...

#4 TIP!....we derive HALF of our income from tips...and we pay tax on a 10% tip whether we receive it or not! This means if you don't tip it just cost us money to drive you....makes it aweful tempting to longhaul your cheap *****.

Most people don't want to be bothered enough to call T/A and fill out the report....if you're too lazy to do this you have no right to cry about being ripped off!
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Old 04-24-2013, 06:50 AM
 
Location: Kingman AZ
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^5.........that's the same philosopy I had wne I drove for Whittlesea a longggggg time ago .....
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Old 04-24-2013, 07:04 AM
 
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Now I happen to personally know Cyborgt800 but still......
Isn't he one of the most informative, articulate members here?
Much better reading than the jibberish I throw up.
Look at that.... I didn't even spell gibberish correctly.
I suck.
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Old 04-24-2013, 07:53 AM
 
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CYBORG WROTE: "...#1 When a cab IS stopped for longhauling...don't cover for them...fill out the report!.."

I'm not undertanding...how would a cab be stopped for longhauling?
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Old 04-24-2013, 08:46 AM
 
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This will occur when Las Vegas starts receiving 60 inches of precipitation a year!
That Monorail will never happen, the cab companies will lose too much money and they will kill it dead.
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Old 04-24-2013, 10:41 AM
 
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HA ha! As a cabbie here....That would be better than longhauling....the GPS almost always chooses the longest route....and often puts you in the wrong location! For instance your Iphone will put you at LaQuinta if you follow it to the Hard Rock...unless you type in the HR's address, then it takes you the right way.
Try finding the Rental Car place with your GPS....more likely than not it will direct you to the airport long term parking!
Thanks for pointing this out. I will make sure I type in the exact address when using the GPS.
I trust my GPS more than the cab drivers in Vegas.
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