Sunday, June 08, 2014

TKC BREAKING NEWS!!! KANSAS CITY LYFT RIDE-SHARE SLAPFIGHT CONTINUES!!! TAXI ID CARD CRACKDOWN COMING SOON!!!



Quick preview for the upcoming week in Kansas City rules & regs amid the ongoing slapfight betwixt Yellow Cab Juggernaut Bill George vs. Lyft ride-share Internets geeks . . .

CHECK OUT THIS KANSAS CITY TAXI CAB ID CARD CRACKDOWN IN THE WORKS!!!

Deets . . .

Ordinance #140393 - "Amending Chapter 76, Article II of the Code of Ordinances entitled Taxicab Code, by enacting new Sections 76-117 and 76-118 requiring taxicab identification cards at KCI and establishing the qualification for such cards."

Background . . . This ordinance goes hand-in-hand the previous move to take Lyft off the map altogether. Still, what's interesting here is the companies like Uber and Lyft are well-funded and this regulatory ID Card crackdown could have implications for other local industries . . . The first thing that came to mind is that the Taxi ID Card Crackdown sounds a lot like the restaurant "dumb cards" that have been the scourge of Westport impresario Bill Nigro.

In any event . . . New Kansas City rules and regs seem to be the theme for the early Summer as this town's biz savvy is now being put to the test.

Developing . . .

13 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Uber has A LOT more cash in the bank than Lyft and you'll notice their a lot more cautious than the pink mustaches because their biz model is a bit more solid.

RealTKCHeadlines said...

SHOCK!!! I DON'T GET THE FACT THAT LYFT ISN'T BOTHERING WITH THE AIRPORT!!!! WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE!!!

Anonymous said...

Brookside is NOT GONNA TAKE IT ANYMORE!!!!!!!!!!!

Cherry Dejanes will save us from the toy taxi folly cab boondoggle!!!!!!!!!!!

Turn this fucking fountain on right fucking NOW, goddamnit!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Note the diminishing returns of technology at work in our time, making it impossible for us to think straight, despite the proliferation of snazzy devices, programs, networks, blog-clouds, and the pervasive, non-stop spewage of so-called information all intended to enhance communication. What did Lincoln have to work with? A pencil.

RealTKCHeadlines said...

SHOCK!!! NEW FINGERPRINT REQUIREMENT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH LYFT!!! IT HAS EVERYTHING TO DO WITH TWISTING THE FACTS AROUND!!!

Anonymous said...

Methinks the all-caps clownshow doth protest too much.
Tony is picking at many annoyed nerve endings and the status quo goobers are rankled.

Anonymous said...

The city might play these games, where they change the ordinance every 15 minutes, in Missouri kangaroo courts, but it is not going to take a legal scholar in Federal court to show that the city is engaged in a pattern of harassment. Again the tax payers will have to sit back and watch the city burn their money like there is no tomorrow. The sad part is that the numb nuts, dumb asses, of KC will turn right around an let these bureaucratic crooks back in the door as if they really do have money to burn.

Anonymous said...

with the streetcar coming, i am sure City Hall will be cutting back on taxi permits they issue to encourage people to use the trolley.

Anonymous said...

If they would remove the mustaches No one would know. Because it is then just a vehicle picking someone up? Could totally fly under the radar.

Anonymous said...

They've been operating without the mustache for a month.

Anonymous said...

Just beware if you advertise for pick ups on the internet, the regulated industries nigger with dreads and his blonde bitch have cell phones that can surf the internet and Craigslist to find your call for business, after all when someone calls you for a ride how can you ever know who you are picking up? It might just be them.

Rev Factor said...

Hello?! If you do what is right and follow the rules you won't have to worry about that now will you??

Anonymous said...

Hello?! If you do what is right and follow the rules you won't have to worry about that now will you??