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Old 06-04-2015, 09:38 AM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
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TLC is pretty sleazy so no I don't feel sorry for them.
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Old 06-04-2015, 09:40 AM
 
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The banks that hold the paper on all those taxi medallions are suing to force the city to shut Uber down.

Taxi medallion lender threatens lawsuit over Uber’s ‘illegal’ hails | New York Post
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Old 06-04-2015, 09:43 AM
 
Location: New York City
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The banks that hold the paper on all those taxi medallions are suing to force the city to shut Uber down.

Taxi medallion lender threatens lawsuit over Uber’s ‘illegal’ hails | New York Post
Well that whole lawsuit is going to come down to the legal definition of a "hail". I haven't read the language but it seems to me that a hail is flagging down a taxi within visual sight of where you're standing. When you "call" an Uber car with an app, you're not looking at any car, you don't even know if it's on the block or in the neighborhood. The Uber car has to respond and get there.

How is that a hail??? The banks are going to lose this argument big time

The app programmers could even intentionally prohibit any car within 2 blocks from being able to respond which would ensure only a further away cab would show up and it would never be a hail

here is a more recent article by the way:
http://www.crainsnewyork.com/article...their-industry
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Old 06-04-2015, 09:43 AM
 
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At least in France they are doing something about it....

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/07/ma...esistance.html
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Old 06-04-2015, 09:48 AM
 
Location: Pennsylvania
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It will be impossible for them to manage these crowd sourced car services. If some car pulls up and picks someone up, how would inspectors or police know what they are or work for?

That's why some Detective got pissed off because many of these Uber drivers just pretend they are there to pick up a friend.

What they ought to do is make certain license plates available like commercial plates.

Medallion system is old bureaucratic way which inflates prices of fares and quality of service goes down due to lack of competition.
Maybe we all ought to carry government issued ID, and check in with mommy and daddy government before doing anything, including getting a ride from point A to point B. If m&dg declares everything to be legal, then we may proceed with our life.

OUR FREEDOMS ARE SLIPPING AWAY PEOPLE
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Old 06-04-2015, 09:58 AM
 
Location: New York City
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At least in France they are doing something about it....

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/07/ma...esistance.html
Doing something about what exactly - trying to protect lazy drivers who charge you $30 to go a couple of blocks away?

Those fat lazy bums will lose, the people want affordable and available taxi service. Welcome to the 21st century French Central Planners
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Old 06-04-2015, 10:47 AM
 
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Doing something about what exactly - trying to protect lazy drivers who charge you $30 to go a couple of blocks away?

Those fat lazy bums will lose, the people want affordable and available taxi service. Welcome to the 21st century French Central Planners
And that is the fault of the drivers? if someone willing to pay $30 to go a few blocks, maybe its the passenger who is lazy.

You pay the price for how far you go.
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Old 06-04-2015, 10:54 AM
 
Location: NYC
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While I don't think taxis will go away but many of the recent companies that formed just before Uber that are still paying loans on medallions will most likely want to declare bankruptcy to get out of paying on depreciating value medallions.
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Old 06-04-2015, 11:00 AM
 
Location: New York City
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And that is the fault of the drivers? if someone willing to pay $30 to go a few blocks, maybe its the passenger who is lazy.
lol, this would be the dumbest statement today except that you already stated earlier today that a gang victim was consenting to being raped

Yes, it is the fault of the drivers in Paris. They go on strike and shut down the city whenever anyone suggests increasing the number of medallions. The reason fares are so expensive is not because riders happily fork it over, it's because there aren't enough taxis to go around because those fat lazy drivers have monopoly access to the market and use mafia tactics to keep it that way

But thanks for playing

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Old 06-04-2015, 12:10 PM
 
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lol, this would be the dumbest statement today except that you already stated earlier today that a gang victim was consenting to being raped

Yes, it is the fault of the drivers in Paris. They go on strike and shut down the city whenever anyone suggests increasing the number of medallions. The reason fares are so expensive is not because riders happily fork it over, it's because there aren't enough taxis to go around because those fat lazy drivers have monopoly access to the market and use mafia tactics to keep it that way

But thanks for playing

you must be one of people who make up facts to make yourself fell better, so conspiracy theorist of you.

Now I don't know how Paris's taxi/livery industry is regulated; but in NYC, if I don't like the prices of a Taxi , with their medallion of authenticity, I call up car service, at half the price, and If I don't like the price of one company I call up another one till I get the rate I fell comfortable with.

No one force you to pay for a ride, you can always take mass transit, or walk.

GG
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