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Re: “Metro moves toward regulating Uber and Lyft — somewhat — as cab companies grumble

In my experience, even my worst Lyft was better than my "best" cab ride. With Lyft or Uber, i know how long it will be before I even request a ride. With taxis, you never know how long, or even if, it will be before your taxi arrives. My Lyft driver speaks english, follows traffic safety rules and is courteous and friendly. I also feel much safer in a Lyft, because I know that if I ever had a problem I know I can get support from a company who values my business. Not to mention, Lyft cars are clean and often have refreshments, phone chargers and, did I mention, FRIENDLY ENGLISH-SPEAKING drivers.

If ridesharing causes taxis to improve or disappear, either one, Nashville will be a better place.

Posted by Matt on 11/20/2014 at 5:13 PM

Re: “Metro moves toward regulating Uber and Lyft — somewhat — as cab companies grumble

The new regulations are welcomed. Lyft already conducts background checks, vehicle inspections and carries a $1,000,000.00 policy for it's drivers. Which is much better than what any of the cab companies in town carry. So Lyft is already doing these things and has proven to be a very safe operation for almost a year now and a much better option than a cab ride.
The cab companies are complaining about unfair competition and make up lies just to try to make themselves look better. Instead of a slander campaign they could improve their level of service in order to be competitive with the rideshare companies. The rideshare companies are succeeding and growing VERY quickly because passengers have found their drivers to be very friendly, diverse, conversationalists, do things to make the rides more enjoyable and the vehicles are always very clean and odor free. Cab companies could step up their game to be more competitive instead of demanding rideshare companies lower the level of service they provide. Cab drivers are typically rude, constantly talk on their cellphone (while unsafely driving passengers), intentionally take longer routes to drive up fairs, drive nasty/smelly vans/cars and demand all of a passenger’s cash for tips by using threatening scare tactics. During the hearing in October one of the cab drivers even made the statement that ride share companies should have a minimum 30 minute wait time in order to be more competitive with what the cabs do. Seriously? Again, why should rideshare companies be asked to degrade their level of service, when it’s what the consumer wants, when the cab companies could simply improve their level of service.

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Posted by TravisG on 11/20/2014 at 4:34 PM

Re: “Metro moves toward regulating Uber and Lyft — somewhat — as cab companies grumble

Why generalizing Mr jack? The issue here is uber operates it's uberx service illegay for a year Wether the cab drivers don't know how to use the Internet is irrelevant to the topic we discuss here.@ notguilty the theft is uber make millions of dollar by operating it's uberx service without a permit or by operating it's service with unlicensed driver out of the city council permission to uber to operate it's uber black service by doing so uber committed a wage theft by giving an illegal service to a potential cab custemers. black service is a service operated by a licence driver.

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Posted by minelik on 11/20/2014 at 3:56 PM

Re: “Metro moves toward regulating Uber and Lyft — somewhat — as cab companies grumble

One only has to try to drive downtown to find out how discourteous current cabbies are as they either stop in traffic lanes or slow roll in search of a fare that usually doesn't exist.

There should be designated cab / ride share zones downtown where fares are dropped off and picked up instead of providing door-to-door service. This is much safer and more easily regulated.

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Posted by Patrick Keohane on 11/20/2014 at 3:54 PM

Re: “Metro moves toward regulating Uber and Lyft — somewhat — as cab companies grumble

I'm honestly surprised the only comments are from cab drivers. I didn't think cab drivers knew how to use the internet, or anything really besides be rude and charge way too much for shit service. Why do you think people, especially 20-30 year olds are flocking to ridesharing? Because the drivers aren't creepy, smell bad, or drive like a major dick.

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Posted by Jack on 11/20/2014 at 12:17 PM

Re: “Metro moves toward regulating Uber and Lyft — somewhat — as cab companies grumble

Unclear on the concept of theft?

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Posted by notguilty on 11/20/2014 at 8:01 AM

Re: “Metro moves toward regulating Uber and Lyft — somewhat — as cab companies grumble

The Biggest victims are the drivers tricked into operating illegally. They are at huge financial risk without commercial insurance coverage and the pennies per mile that they earn are usually less than the depreciation effect on their vehicles.

After a month or two most of them figure out the math and quit. This means there is constantly a new batch of drivers on the street trying to learn to be illegal cabbies.

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Posted by Chris Laughary on 11/20/2014 at 7:55 AM

Re: “Metro moves toward regulating Uber and Lyft — somewhat — as cab companies grumble

It is true that uber and lyft were approved to operate in nashville almost a year ago by the city council through a licensed driver(the council approved their uber black service) but they were operating illegally their uberx and uberXL service. council man Ronnie Steine should go back and look your year old decision. Uber committed a wage theft of millions of dollars from the cab drivers by operating it's uberx service illegay.

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Posted by minilik on 11/20/2014 at 6:54 AM

Re: “Tennessee Democrats are looking for a leader again — and finding a crop of failed candidates as contenders

Which State has the best preforming Democratic Party?

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Posted by Helen Lewis on 11/19/2014 at 4:06 PM

Re: “Tennessee Democrats are looking for a leader again — and finding a crop of failed candidates as contenders

I heard Terry Adams speak and was impressed. He is a veteran, a young family man and unapologetically progressive.

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Posted by Sybil S. on 11/15/2014 at 6:45 AM

Re: “Readers respond to last week's cover story with a checklist for Nashville's future, from schools to sidewalks

Personally, I would love to see the utilities be buried along our major spoke roads. It would make our suburbs so much more attractive.

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Posted by Stephanie Crawford on 11/14/2014 at 9:27 AM

Re: “Tennessee Democrats are looking for a leader again — and finding a crop of failed candidates as contenders

"Connecting with unreached voters" is NOT the job of the TNDP chair - that is the job of the candidates the chair helps to develop and fund.

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Posted by Gregory D. Hanners on 11/13/2014 at 3:40 PM

Re: “Tennessee Democrats are looking for a leader again — and finding a crop of failed candidates as contenders

I would suggest it's been a long time since this state has had a true Person of
the People that has served as our US Senator of either party. McWherter had a bit of that in him especially when campaigning on the stump with really good heart warming speeches, but Business still ruled the day with their interest first and foremost. When have you heard one word of Consumer rights by
any candidate in this state or protection statues from the financial wolves.

Both parties need a Tenn Chairman that will serve the interest of the majority of their state party and not their own or that of an existing elected official and especially not be ruled by the donations coming from outside the state only interested in their particular national interest Both have National Chairmen to handle that.

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Posted by NeverFear on 11/13/2014 at 9:24 AM

Re: “Your guide to the four propositions on Tuesday's ballot

A lot of misinformation you are sharing there Cari. Why didn't you bother to give all the facts. Like for example that what the state has been doing on Amendment 2 is unconstitutional. This is just their way to make legal what they have been doing illegally for many years. The people had their right to vote in judges stolen and then told they could vote on keeping them after several years of hell if they were a bad judge. You are a perfect example of everything wrong with Media and Politics. You slant everything, don't give all the information and try to pretend like you are not bias. You are dishonest and should be ashamed of yourself.

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Posted by Michael on 11/03/2014 at 8:09 PM

Re: “Darren Jernigan and Jim Gotto square off — again — for the House District 60 seat

How many people know how Jernigan ended up in his wheelchair, since he's choose to ride that phrase "no one pushes him around"?

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Posted by fedup on 11/02/2014 at 7:07 PM

Re: “Your guide to the four propositions on Tuesday's ballot

VOTE NO ON AMENDMENT #2..
The judge's bench is no place to play politics. Do you really wish for the judge positions to be filled by politicians.You will notice that the only people endorsing this amendment are politicians and corporations. Anyone else who has lived in a State where the judges were directly elected know this is a terrible idea that everyone will grievously regret. Other States wish they could implement these reforms that are already in place here in Tennessee.. You see how bad government is with these incumbents, just wait until they finish destroying our justice system by politicizing it. This is a very unwise and incompetent measure. PLEASE VOTE NO ! The judge's bench is no place to play politics. Once elected into office there is no way to remove or discipline them. Most become tyrants. you and I will be very sorry. A yes vote is to step backwards by fifty years.

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Posted by Richard K Price on 10/31/2014 at 6:05 PM

Re: “Your guide to the four propositions on Tuesday's ballot

Perry Aubric, I voted early in Belle Meade yesterday, and they had the regular "I voted" stickers, not ones that brand you with the name of the secretary of state. I hope lots of voting precincts use the plain stickers, leaving the ones with Tre Hargett's name on them to sit around as a lasting memorial to stupidity.

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Posted by bored regent on 10/31/2014 at 11:34 AM

Re: “Your guide to the four propositions on Tuesday's ballot

Tony Gottleib, abortion is not infanticide.

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Posted by bored regent on 10/31/2014 at 11:29 AM
Posted by John Macintyre on 10/30/2014 at 4:38 PM

Re: “Your guide to the four propositions on Tuesday's ballot

How do you know who might not have voted in the governor's race and then voted on the amendments? No way to do that with the machines we have now.

Doesn't matter anyway, as it appears they have been preset to pass Amendment 1, no matter how you vote. We do not have free, fair and secure elections in Tennessee. We have no possible way to know if your vote is cast as you want it to be cast. And we have no possible way to conduct a recount.

But we can make damn sure that old people and black people who might not vote with the right wingers have as hard a time voting as possible. Starting with an unnecessary Voter ID requirement to fix a nonexistent problem of imposter voting (31 instances total in the past 1 billion votes cast in the United States). Then imposing extra requirements at the polling places. After, of course, limiting early voting options in minority neighborhoods.

If you're going to make the effort anyway, as I will, here's a suggestion on the Amendments:

NO on 1 to limit the personal freedoms of Tennessee's women.

NO on 2 to give the lunatic teabaggers in the General Assembly veto power over judicial nominations.

NO on 3 to institutionalize the highest sales tax in the nation and a generally regressive and unfair tax system

NO on 4 to bring back the kind of nonprofit gambling that once sent state legislators and others to the penitentiary and will have all kinds of fly-by-night "veterans" organizations setting up shop on every street corner--right next to those title loan, check advance and payday lending ripoffs.

Then refuse to wear the Secretary of State's 2018 campaign button, disguised as an "I voted" sticker.

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Posted by Perry Aubric on 10/30/2014 at 3:17 PM

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