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on Jul 24, 2013
It's about time. Twice I have scheduled an early pick-up with cab companies to get to the airport: the cabs never showed and their numbers went unanswered. One resulted in missing the plane; for the other (an international flight), I got a friend out of bed and she drove me to SFO in her bathrobe! I just made the flight. It will be wonderful to have something dependable! (I trust it will be dependable.)
I had a similar experience with a taxi no-show when our family was leaving for an international vacation. At the last minute we drove and ended up paying a lot of money to park our car for two weeks. I haven't used a taxi since that experience. The major airport shuttle companies are very reliable, but they only work if you are going to/from the airport and have time for them to make many stops along the way. Uber sounds interesting.
Palo Alto to Mountain View for only $35 is such a bargain.
Why would anyone in their right mind use an Uber ridesharing vehicle? You could lose everything just to save a couple bucks and be trendy.
Ridesharing passengers give up crucial insurance protections they would otherwise receive from a taxi. Ridesharing drivers place themselves at the risk of a lawsuit that could haunt them financially for the rest of their lives.
San Francisco attorney Christopher Dolan best sums up how passengers and drivers can get screwed by ridesharing apps. If you use or drive for any ridesharing app, take a minute to read the column linked to at the bottom of this comment. Dolan has other columns, too. They might save you a world of pain.
- jake at Web Link
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