William Barnes, west coast regional manager for Uber, kicks off service in Las Vegas (photo: T. South/KXNT)

Uber Cranks Up In Las Vegas Then Told To Idle

Uber, a smartphone app which matched passengers with drivers, launched operations in Las Vegas, Reno and Carson City on Friday.


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No Increase For Taxi Rates

Nevada’s Taxicab Authority says it will keep rates at current levels.


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Yellow Checker, Drivers Meet With Mediator

Federal mediators in Las Vegas say they are ready to help try to settle a strike involving the city’s second-largest taxicab company.


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Hotels, Airport: No Effect From Vegas Cab Strike

More than 1,000 drivers at Las Vegas’ second-largest taxicab company walked off their jobs Sunday, but the strike apparently caused no immediate major problems for visitors to the major tourist destination.


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Cabbies Voting On Possible Strike

Drivers for the valley’s second-largest cab company are deciding whether to go on strike. Nearly 1300 employees at Yellow Checker Star Transportation are voting on a motion to authorize a walkout.


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Request For More Cabs Denied

A vocal meeting of the state Taxicab Authority ended with board members voting not to allocate additional cars on Las Vegas streets.

CBS Las Vegas–02/29/2012

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Cabbies Accused Of Taking Passengers Hostage

Competition has led some Vegas cab drivers to hold passengers hostage.

CBS Las Vegas–01/25/2012

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Cab Business Booming

Local cab companies have reason to smile these days.

CBS Las Vegas–07/27/2011