Plan E: The Nevada Taxicab Authority “convened a committee.” The committee, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, will “draw up guidelines … for a software … package designed to let the authority track cab movements.”
Nevada estimates that this will cost about $6 million per year, writes Ross, “and you’ll pay for this through an increase in your taxi fares, which are already about double the price of an UberX ride. “
But Uber already has a solution if drivers cheat: On the Uber app, customers give that driver just one star. Within hours, Uber adjusts your fare. If the driver scams people again, he’s fired.
Simple. Better. That’s the free market.
But Vegas officials kicked the company out of town.
Government is force. Government can always win, even when it’s wrong.