TKC BREAKING AND EXCLUSIVE NEWS!!! UBER ALLES KANSAS CITY?!? BILL GEORGE BLASTS ANOTHER GYPSY CAB RIDE SHARE!!!
Once again, our blog community proved ahead of the game when it comes to the current Kansas City ride share controversy. Last week we warned about Uber showing up in town, actually we were tracking this Internets taxi service last year.
Here's a look at the best mainstream media take on Uber's Kansas City opening: uberX enters Kansas City area, city leaders want company to abide by rules
Better than that . . . We've got a FIRST look at the service in action.
Taxi industry insiders have been lighting up ride-share services with "Don't ride with stranger" rhetoric but it's kind of obvious this Internets drive-by hookup just seems a bit to rachet to trust . . . Even if she looks like a perfectly nice lady.
A taxi industry expert advises:
"Checked out UberX tonight. Here's the driver they were going to send. In her Ford F150. I think zTrip will be fine."
Moreover . . .
Our skepticism about Kansas City ride sharing was kinda confirmed by a bit of news regarding uber and a revelation that they're not really as "up with the people" as some might suggest . . . Check it:
Time.com: Nearly 100 disgruntled UberX drivers gathered outside Uber’s headquarters in San Francisco on Thursday to demand better pay and treatment from one of the sharing economy’s most visible companies.
And now the kicker . . .
ROUND II OF THIS KANSAS CITY RIDE-SHARE FIGHT FEATURES YELLOW CAB PUSH BACK!!!
Kansas City Transportation Group Boss Bill George Seyz: "UberX is Lyft without the mustache. Unlicensed. Uninsured. As long as they get legal we have no issues."
Photobabe: Frankie Sanford
Meanwhile, Lyft is taking to Twitter to put social media pressure on Mayor Sly and it's lighting up his feed.
And so, yet another street fight takes hold in Kansas City over the weekend as local laws are put to the test amid Internets debate.
Developing . . .