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‘Ride Genie’ App To Hail Taxis, Limos From Smartphone

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Las Vegas visitors can now hail a ride from a taxi or limo company using their smartphone. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Las Vegas visitors can now hail a ride from a taxi or limo company using their smartphone. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

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LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas visitors can now hail a ride from a taxi or limo company using their smartphone.

Las Vegas-based Integrity Vehicle Solutions launched the Ride Genie app Wednesday. About 400 black cars, SUVs and limos from several transportation companies will be picking up assignments from the app, while taxis will be added to the offerings in the next six to eight weeks.

The app allows users to watch the vehicle’s progress toward them on a map in a style similar to ridesharing apps Uber and Lyft, although the drivers are professionals regulated through the taxi authority and not people using their own cars.

Ridesharing companies have expressed interest in entering the Las Vegas market, but so far been kept out of town because of heavy regulation.

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If you’re in Vegas or touring Vegas give it a try the app is available on the Google Play store and Apple’s App Store.  Just tap and go!

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RideGenie

HOW IT WORKS

We’re the easiest, most convenient way around Vegas. Simply choose your ride and watch us come to you. The nearest car in town will be yours!

SAFETY FIRST

When it comes to your well being, we never compromise. Our drivers are carefully screened and always commercially licensed and fully insured.

WHY WE’RE BETTER

Expect the best drivers and the best cars in the industry. We work in cooperation with professional drivers and certified fleets–exclusively.

 

 

 

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