Las Vegas, NV - January 17, 2014
Nevada Taxicab Authority officials, in
partnership with management at McCarran International Airport, on Friday will
unveil airport signage informing passengers of approximate fares for specific
downtown and strip property destinations.
signs inform passengers of the approximate miles, minutes and trip cost to a
specific destination via three routes: Paradise Road, Las Vegas Boulevard or
Interstate 15. The most direct route and
the corresponding fare is also prominently displayed. According to Taxicab Authority Administrator
Charles D. Harvey “The posting of
approximate rate information represents a significant step forward in our
effort to provide for the safety, comfort, and convenience of the taxi riding
signage is being installed as part of the Authority’s Taxi Rider Information
Program (TRIP) which was developed to educate and inform the taxi riding public
of their rights under Nevada law. During
the initial phase of installation, signs will be displayed on doors 1 and 4 of
Terminal 1 and outside of the taxi staging stands at Terminal 3.
“Our primary goal is to protect
passengers and ensure they are not overcharged.
Better informed consumers are less susceptible to fraudulent behavior,
and we anticipate that this will improve the quality of passengers’ travel
from/to the airport. We’re very grateful
to McCarran Airport for embracing this initiative and partnering with us” said
originating from McCarran Airport include an initial “drop” charge of $3.30 and
a $2.00 airport surcharge. After the initial “drop”, the taximeter calculates a
combination fare of $2.60 per mile and wait time at $.50 per minute. Passengers paying by credit card are also
subject to a $3.00 fee.
public is encouraged to provide comment and feedback about the signs to the
In addition, passengers that wish to submit a
complaint, concern or compliment can do so by calling (702) 668-4005, emailing email@example.com
or downloading a complaint form from the website at www.taxi.nv.gov/complaints/complaints.
Passengers should provide as much information as possible including: the
date and time of the incident, witnesses to the events, cab company name, cab
number, driver’s name and permit number.