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Re: “NashVegas Cab has cabbies hoping to change the system, but the system won't let them

Providing a credit card is not taxi drivers job yet the taxi companies have to provide it. However at Nashvegascab, we have a best backseat credit card machine for our customers convenience. Downloade nashvegascab app and try to book online and you will love it.

Posted by Abraham on 01/25/2015 at 2:18 AM

Re: “Health care, education top the list of issues before the 2015 General Assembly

No. Abortion and packing the Judiciary top the agenda this year

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Posted by cannoneer2 on 01/24/2015 at 8:42 PM

Re: “For musicians who needed a hand in the honky-tonks, the late Greg Humphrey was the mayor of Lower Broad

I will keep a good thought for Greg. He was a man who kept a good thought for so many,

Posted by Gary Strout on 01/24/2015 at 6:07 PM

Re: “NashVegas Cab has cabbies hoping to change the system, but the system won't let them

The taxi industry in Nashville poisoned its own well. Uber and Lyft aren't the way of the future — they're the way of now.

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Posted by Danwriter on 01/24/2015 at 1:18 AM

Re: “NashVegas Cab has cabbies hoping to change the system, but the system won't let them

I wound never use the rude taxi drivers
I prefer Lyft and I'm glad they are here
I have never had a good experience with those taxi drivers who say they accept credit cards then will argue with you to pay cash
Yea!!! Glad you are here Lyft and uber
You taxi drivers deserve everything coming to you

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Bobcat on 01/23/2015 at 12:51 PM

Re: “Where other mayoral candidates want the pedal down on Nashville's success, David Fox throws a caution flag

I'm really happy to see a candidate acting like a responsible leader focusing on infrastructure, restructuring education, and recognizing the need to rein in our liabilities. I think we need more responsible growth management rather than just cheerleaders for the TV side of Nashville. I love that his approaches are evidence-based, about what is not working, what is, and how others have succeeded.

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Posted by WilloWest on 01/23/2015 at 11:52 AM

Re: “NashVegas Cab has cabbies hoping to change the system, but the system won't let them

I had no choice but to hail a cab downtown last weekend when my phone died and could not request Uber. What cost me almost $15 to get from Broadaway to Green Hills in a taxi would have cost probably half that in an Uber. The driver really didn't want me to use my credit card and then we argued about how much the ride really cost. I understand that they are trying to make money like everybody else, but I personally prefer Uber/Lyft over a taxi any day. I would certainly try NashVegas to see if that makes a difference but I do hesitate. I also don't like how you have to ask to roll your window down, turn on music, etc. if you say something to piss the driver off they will stop the cab and demand that you get out and start walking. If you have been drinking, you could get yourself in serious trouble when all you are trying to do is get home safely.

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Posted by EFG on 01/23/2015 at 11:24 AM

Re: “NashVegas Cab has cabbies hoping to change the system, but the system won't let them

On a recent trip to BNA I went with NashVegas (over Lyft or Uber) because they have an app that allows you to book online in advance for a precise time with email confirmation. The act of booking and confirmation worked well -- but when the taxi wasn't there at the specified time, a phone call to the dispatcher yielded something along the lines of "not sure where he is but should be there soon." The cab did appear maybe 10 or so minutes late and was spiffy clean and technology-capable (for credit card use). But while standing there waiting for the tardy cab to arrive vaguely "soon" for a pre-booked trip, I will confess I was only a minute or two away from just bagging it and firing up the Lyft app instead.

It is great that outfits like NashVegas being driver-owned can alter the economics of the taxi-industrial complex, and having an app for booking and card-swipe in every vehicle is terrific (the latter long overdue as a citywide matter as Hale suggests). But in the era of GPS and Lyft and Uber, not arriving on time for a pre-booked ride and telling the customer waiting for a late vehicle "not sure where he is but should be there soon" is just not going to cut it. I will certainly try NashVegas again and wish for them nothing but success, but having an app for booking isn't much of an edge or a way to compete with these other new services if the cab doesn't arrive when booked.

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Posted by bb on 01/23/2015 at 10:55 AM

Re: “For musicians who needed a hand in the honky-tonks, the late Greg Humphrey was the mayor of Lower Broad

Beautiful!!! Rest in Peace! & love & light to all those on sorrow...

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Posted by Brandi McKinney on 01/23/2015 at 10:34 AM

Re: “Where other mayoral candidates want the pedal down on Nashville's success, David Fox throws a caution flag

I am no fan of Bransford Ave., but we should reform the central office before turning all our schools over to private companies. At least parents would have a say in what happens at schools. With charters, if you don't like what's going on, your only option is to leave.

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Posted by Amy Powell Phelan on 01/23/2015 at 10:31 AM

Re: “Where other mayoral candidates want the pedal down on Nashville's success, David Fox throws a caution flag

$1.3 million of his own money? That's a game changing figure and belongs at the top of the story.

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Posted by Henry Walker on 01/23/2015 at 10:16 AM

Re: “Where other mayoral candidates want the pedal down on Nashville's success, David Fox throws a caution flag

I don't think he is pro-charter so much as anti-MNPS. And since he knows how the school system works, I think he sees that Bransford Avenue is like an Albatross hanging from every MNPS school's neck, stifling innovation through its morass of bureaucracy and meddling. If the schools had more freedom to innovate and work with its particular clientele, we would not need charters.

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Posted by TennesseeJed on 01/23/2015 at 8:42 AM

Re: “Where other mayoral candidates want the pedal down on Nashville's success, David Fox throws a caution flag

He is pro-charter schools, so I assume he sends his own children to charters? I notice that he attended MBA himself.

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Posted by Public School Parent on 01/23/2015 at 8:29 AM

Re: “Where other mayoral candidates want the pedal down on Nashville's success, David Fox throws a caution flag

"outsourcing of custodial and janitorial services in Metro schools..... of tough decision Metro's leaders have to be willing to make to avoid bigger financial problems later."
Translation: sell more of Metro to corporate cronies.

Same for schools: sell the kids to profit-driven corporations.

"a private company builds a regional transit system, and municipalities lease it, charging a user fee that — if the math is done right — can cover the city's cost."
Sell MTA to a corporation, rent it back and watch the fares go up and UP because the corporation is profit-driven and answerable to stockholders NOT riders.

He's is different from Dean: he wants to make us a complete corpocracy: government of the corporation, by the corporation, for the corporation.

9 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by Kosh III on 01/23/2015 at 7:10 AM

Re: “Where other mayoral candidates want the pedal down on Nashville's success, David Fox throws a caution flag

so, ruthnashville, could you please explain how New Orleans schools were better prior to the all-charter transition than they are now?

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Posted by noitall on 01/22/2015 at 9:55 PM

Re: “For musicians who needed a hand in the honky-tonks, the late Greg Humphrey was the mayor of Lower Broad

Greg was definitely an icon for decades on Broadway. Nashville just will not be the same without him.
We shot, run and gun style, some videos of various artist that happen to be playing with Greg and put them together to share here: www.LiveInTheMusic.com/greg-humphrey/ or just go to www.LiveInTheMusic.com and check it out in our LITMBlog.

Thank you for posting this!

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Posted by Jeff Adams on 01/22/2015 at 9:06 PM

Re: “Health care, education top the list of issues before the 2015 General Assembly

No marijuana reform? We need a ballot initiative process to get done what our weak Legislature does not have the fortitude to do! The majority of Tennesseans see marijuana prohibition for the waste that it is. We are simply wasting money playing God with people's lives when the fact is; compared to alcohol, marijuana is far safer.

The Nanny State will tell you marijuana is of the devil; reality will tell you prohibition drives crime and reduces personal liberty to unwind with a safer choice than alcohol. Remind us Legislators; why should anyone be punished for making that safer choice? And please save the reefer madness what about the children garbage. Save the children from criminal records for non violent offenses that are the gateway to the criminal justice system for thousands of Tennesseans every year.

5 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by CR Liberty on 01/22/2015 at 8:54 PM

Re: “Where other mayoral candidates want the pedal down on Nashville's success, David Fox throws a caution flag

Nothing wrong with Caution at this point in the City's history. The AMP is supposedly gone at this point, rightfully so. Funding from Federal or State would have never happened, just 100 of wasted man hours, few fancy salaries-still hanging on, the thousands of tax dollars wasted on this "study-and planning".

8 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by NeverFear on 01/22/2015 at 6:57 PM

Re: “Where other mayoral candidates want the pedal down on Nashville's success, David Fox throws a caution flag

Wow. I still don't know who I will be voting for, but I know it will NOT be David Fox.

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Posted by Amy Powell Phelan on 01/22/2015 at 1:25 PM

Re: “Where other mayoral candidates want the pedal down on Nashville's success, David Fox throws a caution flag

Mr. Fox needs to add to that stack of papers he is studying if he believes NOLA's transition to an all charter district is a success story.

15 likes, 7 dislikes
Posted by ruthnashville on 01/22/2015 at 12:52 PM

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