Nevada Taxicab Authority says “NO” to Discuss Uber

Hours after calling a meeting to consider a defined stance on the regulation of Uber here in Las Vegas, the Nevada Taxicab Authority canceled the meeting. Ileana Drobkin is chair of the board that regulates Clark County’s 16 taxi companies. Remember: The state Attorney General’s Office, representing the Nevada Transportation Authority, took Uber to court after last November (when Uber wanted to begin a branch here in Las Vegas). NTA claimed Uber operations unlicensed and unsafe, and Washoe County Judge Scott Freeman issued a temporary injunction that prevented Uber from opening anywhere in Nevada. So what’s the future for Uber in Nevada? Why does nearly every major city in America have access to Uber but the place that arguably could benefit the most from it is unable to take advantage of its services? Could it have to do with the amount of power taxi companies have in this city? Or is is strict regulations in the industry? To Note: Nevada’s taxi and limousine regulations are among the strictest in the nation, and Last year alone, over $390 million in fares were spent on Las Vegas taxi rides. Also, in Las Vegas, the taxi industry is regulated at the state level by a board of appointed officials insulated from direct lobbying. “There’s nothing prohibiting them from operating here. They simply need to go to the taxi authority and make an application like every other provider in the industry has done,” Jonathan Schwartz, director at Yellow Checker Star, said about ridesharing companies such as San Fran based Uber. “If they just started operating, it would be...
New Traffic Signal Activated At Bridger and 1st Street, Las Vegas

New Traffic Signal Activated At Bridger and 1st Street, Las Vegas

New Traffic Signal Activated At Bridger and 1st Street, Las Vegas, So be Wary As per Las Vegas Traffic News on the City of Las Vegas’ website, as of May 2nd 2014, there is a new traffic signal located on the corner of Bridger and 1st street. This is a signal with a purpose: the signal was strategically placed at this particular downtown intersection as part of an ongoing process to improve bicycle and pedestrian safety. If you haven’t realized it yet, pedestrians and bicyclists don’t have it easy in Las Vegas. While states like Oregon and Washington, or countries like the Netherlands boast super-friendly bike lanes (and even bicycle parking garages!) Las Vegas lags behind in “going green” and in adhering to the needs of the many pedestrians and bicyclists in the Valley. While the new signal isn’t meant to be a Speed Trap, police will issue tickets if you do not stop your car accordingly. A special thanks to Las Vegas Electric for constructing this new Las Vegas Traffic Signal, with the intent to provide safer and more efficient passage for those on foot, bike, car, moped, or even llama. If you have received a ticket for speeding or failing to stop at a stop sign or traffic signal, call Ticket Attorney Law Office of Mark Coburn today. Mark Coburn is a trusted Traffic Attorney in the City of Las Vegas who may have your ticket drastically reduced. Call for your free consultation at (702)...

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