An editorial in the generally liberal Los Angeles Times over the weekend underscored the point I made last week about government being a worse problem than TNCs: A Wrong Turn On Taxi Rules
The Los Angeles Board of Taxicab Commissioners wants to regulate the taxi apps that would help taxi companies compete against TNCs. This would be a source of comedy if the business repercussions weren't so bad. Just as Transportation Network Companies are not true "ride-sharers," government fails to be a source of innovation.
Taxis and limos need to be freed up to compete; not handed a new bureaucratic rule playbook.
The more casual and coarse society gets, the more chauffeured service can gleam with a counter-couture-culture.
As the dates for autonomous milestones move up, motorists retain a healthy skepticism of self-driving vehicles.
Opposite sides rage against the ride app machine: When do you consider an app legit?
What happens when the big buses are chauffeured, while more sedans to the airport are driven?
I did a test recently of two almost identical limo rides to and from the airport. It's time to talk about rates.