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Old 06-04-2015, 12:08 PM
 
Location: New York City
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Now I don't know how Paris's taxi/livery industry is regulated
then why the heck are you making statements about it?
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Old 06-04-2015, 01:35 PM
 
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then why the heck are you making statements about it?
What statements are you referring to? Do you even know what you answering too.

You call taxi driver lazy without any justification other than the basis that they charge passenger $30 to go a few blocks?

Sounds like me you're making up and throwing stuff around to confuse people here, but not me buddy, I know how you people roll, plenty of you folk in NYC.

NUFF SAID.
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Old 06-04-2015, 06:50 PM
 
Location: New York City
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What statements are you referring to? Do you even know what you answering too.
You wrote:
"At least in France they are doing something about it...."

Are you too dumb to understand that the taxi industry is different in every country, state, & city?

In Paris the taxi industry is controlled by an undersized fleet of medallion owners. There are no livery cabs in Paris. The number of medallions hasn't gone up since hitler invaded. Yes, the cab drivers in Paris are fat, lazy, dirty, overpriced, and completely ineffective. Uber is an absolute godsend to the people in that city
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Old 06-04-2015, 06:59 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, not Paris. #MAGA.
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Can't taxi drivers Uber as well?
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Old 06-04-2015, 07:07 PM
 
Location: New York City
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Can't taxi drivers Uber as well?
You are absolutely correct. Of course they can, it's pretty great. The Yellow taxi drivers (you know, the guys actually doing all the work) make a lot more using Uber. The big losers are the slave driving medallion fleet owners who throw crumbs to the working poor slaving away at 80-100 work weeks to make ends meet
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Old 06-05-2015, 07:55 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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Hey can you predict where Facebook stock will go?

Livery cabs existed forever, and they are cheaper than taxi, but they haven't drove yellow taxi out of business, what makes you think uber will.

I'm sure once regulators start slapping restriction uber won't be so uber.
Agree. Uber may get its wings clipped with an injunction in a couple of weeks.
http://www.crainsnewyork.com/article...ldnt-stop-uber
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Old 06-05-2015, 10:09 PM
 
Location: New York City
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Agree. Uber may get its wings clipped with an injunction in a couple of weeks.
http://www.crainsnewyork.com/article...ldnt-stop-uber
lol, even this idiot judge won't be able to force the city to make up laws as they go along.

Pushing a button on a smartphone is not hailing cab. There's no car in sight being flagged down, the car is summoned out of sight. Medallion fleet plantation owners will lose this round too
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Old 06-06-2015, 10:02 AM
 
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In Paris the taxi industry is controlled by an undersized fleet of medallion owners. There are no livery cabs in Paris. The number of medallions hasn't gone up since hitler invaded.
In 1937 when the medallion system started there were 16,900 medallions in NYC. There are less than 14,000 now.
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Old 06-06-2015, 10:19 AM
 
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The gubment will just force everyone to get the licenses, and the permits, and Uber will be no more. It is already illegal, because the gubment wants their share of the revenue, and will limit the amount of people who can make money this way.

Uber is like AirBnB and will be gone soon. Dont invest in it.
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Old 06-06-2015, 10:22 AM
 
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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.
There needs to be a control on the amount of taxi drivers, or they will just increase the amount of medallions out there. Uber like AirBnb is pointless.
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