Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Meanwhile, a disabled woman is victimized by Jackson cab drivers

Double-charge, triple charge, whats $40 per mile? Service to your door? You can't be serious.  A disabled lady told the Jackson City Council last night she was repeatedly victimized by taxi cab drivers.  Watch Lisa McGraw tell the city council what she is forced to endure from taxicab drivers in the video posted below.  

Oh, and Ms. Tyra Dean, owner of Deluxe Cab, didn't bother to apologize to Ms. McGraw from the podium when she addressed the city council nor did she publicly offer to meet with her and provide better service. 


Go Uber said...

Would be interested to know what comments followed. Were they dismissive? I hope they did not tell her 'Ma'am, you need to take that up with the cab company'. That would be rather typical, not just of Jackson Council, but most oversight bodies.

Anonymous said...

she could have been in mcdades for two hours. cabbies keep the meter running because they are losing other fares.

however, with an uber, she'd just call in another uber and it would be there within 10 minutes...not an hour like a cab..

Anonymous said...

It's a shame so many cities fight Uber tooth and nail. They have a great service and innovated an outdated industry. I have taken countless Uber rides in Jackson and all over the country and have not had a single disappointing experience. My most recent ride picked me up in a 2015 Mercedes E550 and drove me to the airport for $18. Who could complain about that?

Anonymous said...

RE: the Uber driver with the Mercedes E550. Was the driver's name Christopher Epps by chance?

Anonymous said...

One more reason to support Uber and stop the crazy fees our city is imposing on Uber to try to run them out of Jackson

Anonymous said...

My wife doesn't drive and would have to wait sometimes hours for a cab in Jackson. There was a surcharge for crossing County Line Road (we live in Ridgeland) and the fare from St. D to home was usually $40. With Uber we wait 5 or 10 minutes and the fare from St. D to home was $21!

Anonymous said...

KF, can you provide a brief history, as to how cabs in Jackson came to be regulated in the first place? Was there an incident or something?

Anonymous said...

Excellent explanation of the attitude of our local cab "entrepreneurs." with their "you owe me attitudes." The cabs smell, your overcharged and though it's improved a little, the drivers look like gangsta's.

Incense In The Ash Tray said...

I don't understand all I don't know about this whole 'uber' concept. Is it a company? Are they insured, bonded? What's the difference in that and a cab company.

Cabs have stank forever. Nothing new about that. We have our own brand of Arabs driving cabs in the Metro.

Anonymous said...

Whether she was taken advantage of, I'm not sure. Sounded like she had some legit complaints. But, her complaint about being charged for the cab while the meter was running and she was in the grocery store is just tough luck. The cab was reserved for her purposes during that time. I don't believe a cab driver is responsible for seeing that a passenger gets into her house safely, but it makes sense to assist the disabled in that exercise.

The thought of cab drivers trying to borrow money or take other advantage of her is an abomination, and absolutely believable.

Anonymous said...

There is a taxi driver we call to take us to the airport for long trips so we won't have parking fees. We cross a county line and he helps with our luggage.
This same driver took me to the doctor crossing a different county line when my husband was out of town, my neighbors weren't home and I felt too ill to drive. And, he did make sure I got in and out safely.
I wasn't charged this " surcharge". My fee , with tip, has never been close to $40 but he didn't wait on me at the doctor but rather came back at a pre-designated time.
I suspect, like in any walk of life, there are honorable people and dishonorable people.
It seems a sport these days to seek and fine the dishonorable ones and paint the entire group as all being dishonorable.

In da butt said...

My butt was victimized by a Jackson cab when I sat down in the backseat on an exposed spring

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