Tagged With "taxi service"

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Re: New York Taxis Debut App to Compete with Uber

PHeymont ·
Anything that pushes back at Uber is generally fine with me, but there are a few side issues here...starting with the "aging taxi fleet," which is actually newer than it's been in many years. The NV2000 boondoggle (and that's what it is) started with the previous mayor, Bloomberg, who decided that all owners should be forced to use the same cab..and then chose the NV2000, which does not, and cannot, meet ADA standards. For it to be wheelchair accessible requires an aftermarket conversion...
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Re: New York Taxis Debut App to Compete with Uber

Travel Rob ·
I seem to remember you posting something about the Nissan Minivan before on TG but I couldn't find it. I'll link to it here if I can come across it I do like the idea of finding out the fare ahead of time with the app. No arguing about what route to take or worrying you'll be over-charged
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Re: New York Taxis Debut App to Compete with Uber

PHeymont ·
Well, even without the app, it's not like the fa e is a blind guess, either. There's a meter, and a rate based on miles and time...just like almost every other big city. And there are online calculators such as WorldTaxi which will tell you about what a specific trip should cost, It's not that there aren't things that could improve, but Uber is no improvement, with its cavalier attitudes (surge pricing, drivers stiffed on rates, lack of or inadequate insurance) and its not paying its share...
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Re: NYC Taxi: Airbnb's strangest overnight listing?

PortMoresby ·
My sister has had a listing for a teepee in her semi-rural backyard in Southern California for several years. It's been so popular they've recently added a second one.
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Re: NYC Taxi: Airbnb's strangest overnight listing?

PHeymont ·
Not the one in this week's Where In the World puzzle, I assume! Seriously...that could be fun in a way that sleeping in a car on the street wouldn't, at least for me!
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Re: NYC Taxi: Airbnb's strangest overnight listing?

PortMoresby ·
I prefer my accommodations ensuite, so (IMHO) neither will really do.
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New York Taxis Debut App to Compete with Uber

Travel Rob ·
In July, Uber said it had 26,000 Uber driver-partners in New York City, almost double the city's 13,587 yellow taxis. To be more competitive, the New York taxis started using the luxurious Nissan NV200 minivan...
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NYC Taxi: Airbnb's strangest overnight listing?

PHeymont ·
There seems to be no limit to the range of accommodations available, but some are truly unique.
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The Best Things To Do In Boston

Olive Smith ·
Boston is one of the oldest city in the United States of America. The city has been part of countless events in history and it is also considered the cultural capital of the surrounding New England. If you are making a trip to the Boston then the city has a lot to offer to cater to your curiosity. You just have to find a good taxi service in Boston MA and you can start having a wonderful experience at each destination. From museums to sightseeing, a tourist has plenty of places to explore in...
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Re: The Best Things To Do In Boston

GarryRF ·
From Logan Airport you can take the Metro into the City. When you've seen enough at the first stop - get back on the Underground system and come up to ground level at the next stop. Repeat as often as time will allow. Great way to spend 8 hours between flights. Only the Bostonian's would drink green beer on Paddy's Day.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Nov. 7, 2013: Bicycle taxi, Santa Clara, Cuba.

Dan Carter ·
They sure have an interesting mix for travel in Cuba...I loved the pictures of the old cars in your other post! In New York I saw bicycle taxis, too, but they were smaller and just for tours, not really for getting around.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Nov. 7, 2013: Bicycle taxi, Santa Clara, Cuba.

GarryRF ·
Santa Clara has motorized Taxi's if you want to travel some distance !
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Nov. 7, 2013: Bicycle taxi, Santa Clara, Cuba.

GarryRF ·
... and of course - The One Horse Power SUV !
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Nov. 7, 2013: Bicycle taxi, Santa Clara, Cuba.

DrFumblefinger ·
A fascinating snapshot of life in Cuba, GarryRF! I am heartened by the spirit of the people, and their pragmatic innovations given the oppressive world in which they live.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Nov. 7, 2013: Bicycle taxi, Santa Clara, Cuba.

GarryRF ·
Me too DrFumblefinger ! The Oxen pulling ploughs I've seen in Lancaster PA. but if you need a vase for Flowers (Birthdays) you get the bottom half of a 2 litre plastic Coke Bottle with wrapping paper around it. Looks quite good really ! But the bit that hurts is seeing folks suffer from curable things - like thyroid problems - that we take for granted now as being treatable. Homeopathy and Voodoo prevail... really !
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Nov. 7, 2013: Bicycle taxi, Santa Clara, Cuba.

GarryRF ·
Thanks for the link T&N. Bill Gates funds the School of Tropical Medicine here in Liverpool in its search for better treatment and a cure for Malaria. But tales of Save the Planet are all Hogwash. People who live in cool climates - like me - cant wait for the climate to warm up. When the Vikings discovered Greenland a thousand years ago they described it as a "Green and pleasant land with pastures and animals" - and now its just a frozen waste again ! Turn up the CO2 !
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Nov. 7, 2013: Bicycle taxi, Santa Clara, Cuba.

Former Member ·
It would be fun to race a bunch of these three wheelers. They look like they would corner and take jumps well.
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Nov. 7, 2013: Bicycle taxi, Santa Clara, Cuba.

GarryRF ·
  CUBAN BICYCLE TAXI Cuba- A surprise around every corner ! Santa Clara, Cuba has a Central "Town Square" in the typical Spanish style. It  has Trees for shade and long benches for...
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France's new taxi app aims to out-Uber Uber

PHeymont ·
  The French government is launching "Le Taxi," a new app that allows passengers to "e-hail" taxis from their computers or smartphones, and rate the service afterward, much like the private Uber service.   Because there are 57,000 cabs in...
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Uber loses another UberPop round in Italy

PHeymont ·
An Italian court has ordered Uber to shut down its UberPop service which uses non-professional drivers in their own cars, within two weeks. The company may appeal, but even if it does, the service will be shut down until (and unless) it wins the...
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Electric Slide: Tesla taxis at Montreal Airport

PHeymont ·
A Montreal taxi company is running an app-based airport taxi service using Tesla electric cars as cabs.
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France to enforce Uberpop ban after violent protests

PHeymont ·
French taxi drivers protested across the country today against the illegal but continuing Uberpop service, with some demonstrations turning violent. At the end of the day, the government announced it will now shut Uberpop down, at least in Paris....
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Re: Paris to set flat-rate airport cab fares

DrFumblefinger ·
I like these set taxi prices because there are so many dishonest cabbies in the world. I don't mind taking train or bus if I'm not to tired, but sometimes at the end of a long journey I like to splurge on a cab to get us directly to our hotel. Much more pleasant that way and to me often worth the extra few Euros.
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Re: Traveling in France? Strikes forecast

DrFumblefinger ·
Ahhh. France's national pass-time seems to have become rioting in the streets and damaging private property -- usually with police in riot gear standing by and watching. Nothing quite like mob rule. Am I reading more into your photo than intended, or is there a certain ethnic group over represented in this image?
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Re: Traveling in France? Strikes forecast

PHeymont ·
Not wanting to extend this too far, but no, no particular ethnic group is represented; it's actually got a mix...and both the licensed and unlicensed drivers in Paris do include, as in many other cities including New York, a fair percentage of recent immigrants. I think your characterization of France in general is a bit unfair; direct action is not always pretty, but is sometimes the only way to get government attention. We've see that in many countries; whether a specific one gets labeled...
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Re: Traveling in France? Strikes forecast

DrFumblefinger ·
Also not wanting to take this too far, but during our last visit to Paris the city was locked down two nights as the "rowdy youth" took to the streets and rioted. The reason had nothing to do with gaining government attention or making a political statement. Paris had won the French soccer division. That's all. Not a World Cup or even a European Union win. Paris had the best soccer team in France -- my, what a surprise. But the action cost the city millions in property damage and lost...
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Re: Traveling in France? Strikes forecast

GarryRF ·
Whenever France has a "day of action" they block the ports and air traffic controllers block the air space over their country. This effectively puts a blockade on all traffic to Europe and beyond from the UK. Trucks are set ablaze. Miles of traffic bound for the UK is trapped. Families held to ransom in the ice cold winter. Stuck on freeways. Britons held in faraway airports because their flights coming home cut across French airspace. And the Riot Police stand by and watch as the Mob Rules.
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Re: Traveling in France? Strikes forecast

TravelGirlJenn ·
Hmmm. Drfumblefinger, are you sure you weren't in LA? ;-) Don't they seem to do the same thing...Dodgers win a Division...riots. Lakers win a major series...riots again. Now that they got the Rams back, yipes. I'm being a bit tongue in cheek, of course. But I have to wonder if Paris' and France's protests or strikes ever really yield results. Granted, the only thing I can compare it to are the social and political protests of late in the Bay Area; which, I fail to see how blocking traffic on...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Feb 8, 2014: Aswan Boats, Egypt

IslandMan ·
   late afternoon on Lake Nasser near Philae Temples, Aswan There are many boats to be found on the Nile at Aswan, southern Egypt. These particular motor boats are used as water taxis to ferry passengers from one side of the Nile...
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Paris: Flat-rate airport taxi plan starts

PHeymont ·
Paris has a new flat-rate plan in place for taxis to and from Orly and CDG airports; for groups of two or more, it may mean a saving.
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Uber, Lyft gaining ground at airports

PHeymont ·
Phoenix comes to terms with Uber and Lyft, giving them a separate pickup area from licensed services. Atlanta is now the only top 10 airport without.
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Traveling in France? Strikes forecast

PHeymont ·
Tomorrow (Tuesday) could be a tough day for travelers and others, as protests by taxi drivers, air traffic controllers and farmers promise disruptions.
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Could a mini-hovercraft be the new Paris taxi?

PHeymont ·
A French inventor believes his 'SeaBubble' can take traffic off the street and route it down the Seine to give Paris a new taxi alternative.
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Paris to set flat-rate airport cab fares

PHeymont ·
A plan for fixed-rate taxi fares to and from Paris's two airports has been announced by the government, and it's already drawing cheers from travelers and big jeers from cabbies who believe the proposed rates are wrong and don't impose similar rules...
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Paris bus and taxi services disrupted

PHeymont ·
Shiny shelter, but no buses: Paris drivers on 3-day strike             Photo: Coyau / Wikimedia   Protests by taxi drivers over the illegal but continuing "Uberpop" service and a 3-day strike planned by city bus...
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Tips for female backpackers in India

Neeraj panchal ·
Traveling in India is one of the most fascinating and overwhelming experiences you can experience in Asia. Thanks to the many highlights, the delicious food, and the special culture, the country are high on the list of many travelers. It is a somewhat 'more difficult' country to travel through, you face more challenges than countries such as Thailand and Indonesia. Women in particular often skip India. With some good preparations, traveling here should not be a big problem. Therefore, view...
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Re: Tips for female backpackers in India

Happyzip ·
thank for sharing, very informative for me. I'm going to India soon
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Runway delays grow at U.S. airports

PHeymont ·
The time between pushback from the gate and actually flying is getting longer at U.S. airports; for the first nine months of this year, it averaged over 23.5 minutes, according to the Associated Press.   That's almost a minute longer than last...
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Mar.4th 2014: Dubai Water Taxi

DrFumblefinger ·
It's a great image, Islandman! I really enjoy photos of people going about their every day lives in different locations about the world, a reminder to me how much more alike we all are than different. This photo is made more interesting by their obviously ethnic diversity -- people who have come to Dubai for a good job and to improve their lot in life. The contrast of the old wooden taxi and modern skyscrapers in the background is great!
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Mar.4th 2014: Dubai Water Taxi

IslandMan ·
  Taxis are an essential for any city, regardless of location or size, and they come in many different forms depending where in the world you are.   At the heart of  Dubai 's old city lies Al Khor (The Creek), a wide saltwater...
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6 THINGS TO REMEMBER BEFORE YOU BOOK A TAXI!

Udaipur Rides ·
Taxi services or Car Rental Services in udaipur have become an integral part our day to day lives! They facilitate you with travel options on the go and make your journey calculations little less traumatic! But before you pack your bags and hop in, make sure you remember these 6 rules of hiring a taxi! 1. Have A Price Check Before finalising your taxi service in udaipur, have a proper analysis of their fare criteria per kilometer. Check whether the overall bill fits in your budget. In order...
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