Why i take taxis instead of Uber in Jackson Hole Wyoming?
1.Most of taxis in Jackson Hole Wyoming are owner-operated or dispatched by it's owners,that means you deal direct with the person who is interested in high customer service quality so the company get's repeated business from customers like you.
2.No Surge Prices.No meter if is Christmas or New Years Eve,taxi fares in Jackson Hole Stay the same. Taxi fares for the Jackson Hole area are established by the Jackson Hole Airport Board of Directors, and the Jackson Town Council. All taxi companies permitted to operate in the Jackson Hole area are required to charge the same fares per destination. This is why you won’t see meters in any cabs in Jackson Hole. https://228k3g4ee2bb2v3oe82te2b2-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/Taxi-Shuttle-Rates-2018.pdf
UBER SURGE PRICES:
Fares for the operation of Taxi’s shall be set by the Town Council to ensure consistent fares to the public. Such fares may be amended by the Town Council at such intervals as deemed appropriate and necessary. For trips originating and/or terminating in the Town of Jackson, the fares shall be: (a) In-Town: twelve dollars ($12.00) maximum fare for one to four (1-4) passengers, plus three dollars ($3.00) per additional passenger. (b) Teton Village: thirty-five dollars ($35.00) maximum fare for one to four (1-4) passengers, plus five dollars ($5.00) per additional passenger. (c) Airport: The fee structure established by the Jackson Hole Airport Board of Directors shall apply for trips originating or terminating at the Jackson Hole Airport. 2. A schedule of fares, charges, and credit card surcharges must be prominently and clearly displayed in a conspicuous place within each Taxi at all times. The rate card shall contain the notation: All fares include applicable Sales Tax and do not include credit card surcharges. 3. Upon request for such information, a passenger shall be informed as to the exact number of minutes of waiting time or an additional drop fee for which a charge is made. 4. The surcharge added to a fare as a consequence of using a credit card to pay the fare shall be equal to, and no more than, the surcharge charged to the ground transportation business by the applicable credit card company. (Ord. 1100 § 1, 2015, Ord. 961 § 1, 2010; Ord. 922 § 1, 2009)
3.No Hidden fees and wrong ways or directions showed on the map. For example: Moose Wilson Rd is closed all winter long and sometimes in the summer because of bear activity on the road.Uber Shows customers estimated price but driver has to go another way and the price is double sometimes see picture bellow
UBER SHOWS WRONG DIRECTIONS:
4.Taxis compared to uber or lyft go anywhere in Wyoming,uber and lyft drivers don't want to go because if there is no cell reception they don't get paid.So trips to Yellowstone National Park or Grand Teton National Park or Granite Hot Springs or Pinedale are cancelled by uber and lyft drivers right away.
5.Better experience. Most of taxis in Jackson Hole are so called "black on black car service" luxury suv's like Cadillac Escalade ESV,Chevrolet Suburban or GMC YUkon XL.Why call an uber x and get a Toyota Prius when you can get a full size suv 4X4 with snow tires and driver experienced in snowy conditions
6.Taxi Drivers are required by town of jackson to pass a background check.To be legal in United states and be authorized to work.Uber doesn't do any of that.
Operator’s Permit Restrictions No Operator’s Permit shall be issued under this Chapter to any person under any Of the following conditions: a. The person is under the age of twenty-one (21) years; b. To any person who does not possess a valid driver’s or commercial driver’s license in compliance with Wyoming state statutes; c. Within three (3) years from the date on which the person’s driver’s or commercial driver’s license is revoked, denied or suspended; d. To any person adjudicated mentally incompetent by a court of law; Jackson Municipal Code Title 5 – Business Licenses and Regulations Page 46 of 63 e. To any person who is currently required to register as a sex offender in the state or in any other state or territory of the United States; f. To any person who has been convicted of a felony unless a period of not less than three (3) years shall have elapsed since the date of conviction or the date of release from confinement for such offense, whichever is later; g. To any person who has been convicted or received a deferred adjudication for drunk driving while under the influence of alcohol or controlled substances within three (3) years preceding the application for a permit; h. The person is a habitual drunkard or who is addicted to the use of narcotic drugs or controlled substances as evidenced by a pattern of behavior within the last three (3) years; i. To any person who has been convicted of three (3) or more felonies; j. To any person who has been convicted of four (4) moving traffic violations within one (1) year of the date of application; k. Whenever the applicant has demonstrated disregard for the general public safety or welfare or demonstrated a pattern of behavior that could be construed as manifesting a disregard for public safety or welfare, including but not limited to convictions for stalking, protection orders, etc.; l. To any person who does not reside in the United States legally. (Ord. 995 §1, 2011; Ord. 961 § 1, 2010; Ord. 922 § 1, 2009.)
7.Vehicle inspections required every year on every single car
A copy of a vehicle safety inspection performed by a certified automobile mechanic within thirty (30) days of the application must be attached to the application. At a minimum, the inspection shall verify the safety and working order of the following: (a) Brakes (b) Tires (c) Steering (d) Suspension components Jackson Municipal Code Title 5 – Business Licenses and Regulations Page 44 of 63 (e) Exhaust system (f) Windshield and wipers (g) Lighting, including head lights, tail lights and brake lights
So if a taxi has a better service in jackson hole why use uber or lyft?