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Every week calls from Call-A-Cab's Google listing will go to either Yellow Cab or Green Cab. Unfortunately, neither cab company is large enough to handle all calls and service suffers. However, what if both companies tracked their taxis on Call-A-Cab's GPS TAXI MAP? If one company did not have a taxi available, they could look at the map and find the closest taxi from the other company. And, if all five companies were tracked, service would be even better . . . plus, customers wouldn't even have to call a dispatcher if they just used the GPS TAXI MAP button above.

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2016 THE NM LEGISLATURE SIGNED THE TRANSPORTATION NETWORK SERVICES ACT INTO LAW. IT WAS CODIFIED INTO CHAPTER 65, ART 7 WITHIN THE MOTOR CARRIER ACT. TAXIS ARE REGULATED BY ART 3.

THE PROBLEM IS THIS: BOTH UBER AND TAXI/LIMO COMPANIES ARE 'PASSENGER CARRIERS.' HOWEVER, WHILE TAXIS AND LIMOS OPERATE UNDER COMPLEX AND RESTRICTIVE RULES AND REGULATIONS, UBER AND LYFT ARE PRACTICALLY UNREGULATED. 

GOOD EXAMPLES ARE:

1) Annual inspection of UBER vehicle versus taxis every 4000 miles

2) Every fleet taxi is insured, whether being driven or not. Uber and Lyft collect $2.95 each ride, which means no insurance costs if car is not driven. In addition, after about 100 hours of service (24 hrs/wk), Uber and Lyft collect more in insurance fees than a taxi, meaning Uber and Lyft are making $600 to over $1000/month profit on insurance fees, but the driver gets NO percentage or full-time coverage--Huge profit to Uber, Huge fixed cost to taxi companies . . . is that fair? Is it fair to the drivers? 

3) Uber drivers have no business licenses and do not pay GRT taxes. Taxis do.

4) UberX and Lyft drivers paid only Half Minimum Wage, but only 1 in 20 riders tip. Taxi cab drivers make $26/hour waiting time (a taxi costs the driver about $15/hr to operate)

5) Uber and Lyft drivers require no Medical or Drug Testing

6) Want to go to Denver, or Houston? Interstate travel works on the Uber app, but you cannot cross state lines in a taxi. (Yet, Uber ignores Federal Motor Carrier Safety Rules.)

7) Taxi companies cannot operate luxury cars or SUV's while UBER can. 


However, it is unconstitutional for two similar services (transportation of persons) to be regulated by different laws. That is a violation of the NM Constitution, §18 equal protection clause. For two passenger carriers to be held to two vastly different standards of law, there must be a 'rational' basis. Slight differences are understandable, but except for insurance, the $10,000 annual fee, and the simple decal in the window . . . Uber and Lyft operate outside of any law.  

2013 Revisions to the Motor Carrier Act diluted state-regulated monopolies of public transportation, namely taxis. The changes put the onus of defending the territory on the existing company, which was very difficult to do. The result was changing two large companies to six smaller ones. 

More companies means smaller companies, smaller fleets unable to adequately service large territories like Albuquerque, which is over 150 sq. miles.
So, the 2013 legislation made service worse, opening the door for Uber to enter the market as an uncontested 'monopoly' and unregulated taxi company in 2014. 
Uber continued operating illegally, both Uber and its drivers having ZERO LIABILITY INSURANCE, until the New Mexico legislature legalized their fraudulent business model in 2016.
Today, no cab company (there are six) has enough taxis to adequately service the Albuquerque-Rio Rancho region. Call-A-Cab's Interactive GPS Map can fix this, but only if all five companies would subscribe to tracking on one GPS map. They would still compete as five companies, but provide proximity logistics equal to Uber. My revised memorandum on taxis competing with Uber can be read on Scribd at  https://www.scribd.com/document/373643069/A-Class-E-License-Will-Promote-Fair-Competition-Between-Uber-and-Taxis 
Leonard Daneman Owner, Designer of Call-A-Cab

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