Trouble follows Uber around these days. Following suit to the standard MO, Uber sneaks in and steals business all over the world while operating illegally. After gaining market share, only then annoncing presence. Now, An engineer formerly employed by Google is accusd of sharing Google trade secrets thus creating the Uber application. What is done in the dark, eventually sees the light of day.
STOP DELETING MY REVIEW. The first review I posted was flagged for review by someone associated with the Mayor of Dallas office. I deleted it myself. However, I am practicing my constitutional rights as an American by posting this review for Mayor Mike Rawlings.
This Mayor and the City Council for Dallas has ruined the transportation business in Dallas for Shuttle companies,valet and doorman at hotels, rental car companies at airports and also the parking revenue at airports.
Mayor Mike Rawlings and the city council along with the airports decision to open up to anyone and everyone by making the number of permits issued to drive for hire, unlimited has had a devastating affect on people who have made transportation their sole source of income and have had long careers driving for a living.
DFW Airport has issued over 100,000 permits and this has caused the wait time for a taxi driver to load from 2 hours to now 4 to 6 hours for a single trip. This trip could be as little as $25 and is becoming now normal to get the minimum after having had to wait for so long.
Taxi drivers are forced to only work at airports in order to get any business at all because Uber and Lyft keep bringing on more drivers and also more and more drivers for taxi keep coming here to work.
Transportation companies and drivers are barely getting by and have seen a 50 to 60 percent loss in income. I would really like to see Mayor Mike Rawlings and the Dallas City Council out here trying to make a living making less than $100 a day before expenses.
Even if a driver also drives for Uber and Lyft, there are way too many drivers and you cannot make hardly anything there either.
Not only are many people struggling to make a living due the recklessness of the decisions made by the Mayor Of Dallas and the city council, but traffic has become a huge issue at both airports.
The roads in downtown and uptown Dallas are in deplorable condition. Every single city and suburb surrounding Dallas takes much better care of their roads.
Why does every single taxi driver have to have his vehicle inspected by airport staff for dings and scratches when entering the airport queue while no one holds all other drivers for hire at airports accountable for the condition of their vehicles?
Why do taxi drivers have to pay $4 to $5 for every time they load a passenger at DFW airport compared to the $2 that other drivers for hire pay to load at DFW airport? If all of the drivers for hire can profit from passengers at DFW airport, and pay lower tolls with their individual toll tags, why do taxi drivers have to pay twice what they pay and be forced to have their toll tags under a taxi company?
January 1, 2016, Texas State House Bill 1733 was enacted into law which mandated higher insurance coverage for anyone driving for a living. There is no one enforcing this law here in North Texas.
Recently, Channel 8, WFAA, did a piece at Love Field airport and found many drivers driving for Uber that did not have the required permit or decal and when asked some did not even know that they were supposed to have a permit.
I think the people of Dallas should really scrutinize the relationship between Mayor Mike Rawlings and Uber.
The reason that so many permits are being issued is because of the ridiculous statement made by Travis Kalanick early on when he said that their should never be a limit to the number of drivers or the number of providers for transportation for hire. Kalanick tried to justify this by saying that most of the drivers had other jobs. However, that statement is muted by the fact that there are thousands of Uber and Lyft drivers available 24/7.
Dallas is the only city in the whole United States to make a free for all to airports and intentionally causing such an increase in traffic at the same time causing the financial hardship of so many transportation companies and drivers. Also, there are way more aggressive drivers out on the road at all times.
As Long as Mayor Mike Rawlings holds this position, this situation will only get worse.
I FEEL VIOLATED I GUESS GOOGLE IS NOW THE ULTIMATE JUDGE AND THE DECIDER OF HOW I WILL BE ALLOWED TO EXPRESS NOT ONLY MY OPINION, BUT MY PERSONAL EXPERIENCE WITH HOW THE DECISIONS OF THE DALLAS MAYOR HAVE DESTROYED MY BUSINESS AND MY INCOME. THIS MAYOR AND THE CITY COUNCIL AND DFW AIRPORT BOARD WILL NOT STOP ISSUING TFH PERMITS AND IT WILLOUR BUSINESS WILL COMPLETELY DISAPPEAR.
I keep posting a review on the Dallas Mayor but, someone from his office is flagging it. When a review is flagged, the Google Robot puts the review in a penalty box, sort of like on hold until an actual human has the chance to read review and decide whether it violates Google’s policies. However, during this time, review is not available for anyone to view except for the person who wrote the review. I am not clear on whether Google does this to make me think that the review is still there or maybe they have stored the review in my account. What I do know is that I have read through Googles policies and my review does not violate them. I will contact Google next week to find out what they think.
I made screenshots of the review and I will attach them to this posting.
I believe they do weekly Podcast in New York. They cover issues with rideshare ,congestion in the city and transportation issues/.
Check it out
If we all got together and pitched in, we need to go after Mike Rawlings and the City of Dallas for Loss of Income.
The city of Dallas is responsible for our loss of income because of their wide open policy on number of drivers and number of providers. Uber Suv and black car drivers are sitting around in long lines everywhere, while people chose the cheapest means available, Uber X.
Not only has Uber,The City of Dallas, and Mike Rawlings have destroyed the transportation industry in Dallas, but also the barage of Large Busses have taken over the business of transporting large groups of convention goers to and from the venues and to the airports.
It is not competition when a single competitor is destroying the business and income of every other competitor in the same business. It is called being in violation of a Federal law called AntiTrust Competition Law.
To top this off, Yellow cab has put taxi meters and computers into the SUV’s that they lease at same price of a taxi and calls are routed to drivers in SUV’s first. So, not only has the city of Dallas and Mike Rawlings assaulted the income of thousands of drivers in the DFW Metroplex, Yellow Cab has done its part to hurt our business as well.
It cost money to sue for Antitrust, unless all drivers come together and we sue as a class action. From 2012 through 2015, I encouraged drivers to come together but Noone was interested. For the most part, it is too late but, Not for a class Action lawsuit.
We would need fo prove a loss of incone and that it was a direct result of laws made or not enforced and also that our business has been destroyed by our “so called” competion, Uber.
I heard this on channel 5 this morning that officers are not spending enough time with bomb sniffing dogs at either airport in Dallas. Check out story here
It is no wonder especially at DFW. It appears that the,police at DFW have turned into crossing guards at the terminal to try and manage all of the cars cruising through there now. I had already said this that DFW airport is not that secure when officers are standing at the terminals directing traffic in order to keep it flowing through the terminals.
MORE ATTENTION IS BEING PAID TO WAVING CARS THROUGH THE AIRPORT, THAN TIME SPENT ON SECURITY AT AMERICA’S 4TH LARGEST AIRPORT
In Chicago or New York and other more secure airports, the police have the authority and not the TFH drivers.
Same scenerio at Dallas Love Field.
driverless cars? I mean Jeez Louise, I have yet to meet anyone at all that cannot wait to ride in a driverless car…
It has not been that long yet that a man lost his life when the Tesla that he trusted to drive for him did not recognize that a semi truck trailer pulled right out in front of him.
I guess it is very difficult to find ways to spend all of the tax free money that Uber brings in as a company. Money that goes to an individual named Travis Kalanick held in a Swiss Bank Account where he resides. For a company that has created so much controversy and that operates across the whole United States, who would have thought that he could avoid the IRS.
Uber is sucking the economy dry. The same as Walmart did and much like what Microsoft and Amazon are doing. It is amazing these monopolies continue to get away with it. At least, Microsoft, Walmart and Amazon pay taxes in the US. Uber is not helping the US to bring down the trillions of dollars that we have that is owed to China.
I can almost bet that the oil companies and car manufacturers and individuals who drive for a living are not thrilled or looking forward to the driverless car launching in their city.
Pittsburg is the location where Uber has launched the driverless car, you can read more about it here.
Thank goodness the summer is almost over and the kiddos have gone back to school and the business travelers are back at it again. It seems now that most of our business stems from business travelers that come to Dallas. Taxi drivers load all day long at DFW Airport. There is still a long wait in line but, not near as bad as it was during the summer. I am also getting more calls off of the internet, thanks to Google.
The summer was very difficult and long. However, there is still a lingering issue. There are so many cabs, it has become difficult to manage the queue. Now, the overflow lot has an overflow lot.
The law that allowed unlimited number of permits to be issued across the board and all types of transportation needs to be overturned. How can the police at DFW Airport keep the public safe when all of their time is spent waving their arms urging all of the vehicles through the terminals. Traffic at the airport is ridiculous especially because of all the drivers just cruising around waiting on the ping.
It is difficult to police the number of drivers and since there are no rules or regulations that are enforced on anyone except taxi drivers. And, it absolutely makes no sense that taxi drivers pay twice the toll that other driver for hire pay.
Some drivers have organized and have started to work on or at least get together to iron out what they will try and get resolved. I am not participating because personally I believe that it is too late to get any positive changes made for taxi drivers.
If I had my way, my focus would be >>>>>>>>>
#1 STOP the permits being issued.
#2 STOP TAXI DRIVERS FROM CRUISING THE TAXI QUEUE
#3 MAKE THE TOLL TAG THE SAME ACROSS THE BOARD FOR EVERYONE DRIVING FOR HIRE
#4 REQUIRE THE SAME INSURANCE FOR EVERYONE THAT PROFITS FROM DRIVING FOR HIRE
These are the issues that need to be addressed and changed to make a level playing field here in Dallas/Fort Worth and at both of the local airports.