Nevada Taxicab Authority announces spring 2014 relocation plans


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Teri Williams
Public Information Officer
(702) 486-0407
Las Vegas, NV - January 29, 2014

The Nevada Taxicab Authority today announced agency relocation plans to take place over the next few months.  The new facility, located at 2090 E. Flamingo Road, is designed to streamline processes and improve service delivery to drivers and the general public. The move is expected to be completed in late April 2014.

 

“This is an incredibly exciting time for the Taxicab Authority and signals another milestone in our goal to become a model regulatory agency for the State of Nevada.  I am confident that the Flamingo location will allow the Taxicab Authority to achieve greater operational efficiencies and provide a higher level of service to our clients,” said Taxicab Authority Administrator Charles D. Harvey.

 

Today’s announcement represents the culmination of a multi-year process beginning in 2011 when Administrator Harvey evaluated options for relocating to a more secure, modern and centrally located facility.  In 2013, the Legislature approved funding to move the agency closer to McCarran International Airport and the Las Vegas Strip where the majority of taxicab rides occur. The Nevada Board of Examiners approved the lease in January 2014.   

 

In 2013, the Taxicab Authority served more than 200,000 walk-in customers at their current location. In addition to moving the facilities to a more centralized location, the new space provides improved parking, access and security, larger public hearing rooms and larger driver training classrooms. 

 

The agency currently regulates and oversees the operations of 16 taxicab companies operating in Clark County and licenses and certifies approximately 10,000 drivers and 3,000 vehicles.  Through enforcement and partnership with the industry, the Taxicab Authority is committed to ensuring the safety, comfort and convenience of the taxi riding public.

 

Up-to-date information concerning the status of the relocation and any anticipated service interruptions can be found at http://taxi.nv.gov.

 

About the Nevada Taxicab Authority

Established by the Legislature in 1969, the Taxicab Authority regulates the taxicab industry in any Nevada county with a population of 700,000 or more (NRS 706.881).  The Taxicab Authority is committed to ensuring the safety, comfort and convenience of the taxi riding public. This mission is accomplished by mandating and enforcing high standards of quality and conduct from Taxicab Authority employees, certificate holders and drivers that maintain Taxicab Authority permits. To learn more, visit taxi.nv.gov. 

 

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