Call A Cab ABQ New Mexico

Call A Cab ABQ New Mexico 1) For a Taxi in Albuquerque Click on Button to Activate the Call-A-Cab Taxi GPS Dispatch Map
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Click the GPS map button and Accept location services. Click on the closest taxi to open the Orange AutoDial button which calls that cab driver.

Mission: Call-A-Cab improves taxi logistics, helping customers find and track taxis closest to their pickup location.

05/15/2019

The new Androids have followed iPhone's 'battery saving' algorithms, putting programs to 'sleep.' This requires the programmer to add lines of code to block the app GPS tracking from being turned off.
The simple and cheap solution (rather than spent 10's of thousands updating the app) is to use the older Galaxy S5 Android phones by Samsung. They are less than $100, fully refurbished, and very dependable phones And they don't put my tracking app to sleep.

05/13/2019
I started my GPS logistics system in 2013, a year before Uber and Lyft invaded the Albuquerque market.
04/28/2019

I started my GPS logistics system in 2013, a year before Uber and Lyft invaded the Albuquerque market.

My office gets calls from frustrated customers seeking taxi service. I hide my office number on the website, so I believe them when they say, 'I called 5 taxi companies and you're the only one who answered their phone.'
My problem is I have no taxis tracked on my GPS system, so I can't refer them to anyone . . . if taxis were tracked I could refer the one closest to them!
Also, taxi customers call multiple companies trying to get the lowest rate. What they don't understand is every taximeter is set the same, by state regulated rates.
And they often order taxis from multiple companies to hedge their bets, taking the first taxi that arrives. That just makes things worse.
My GPS system cures all this.
If every company would track a few taxis on my map, service would simplify to one call and the best taxi for the job assigned.
Also, when the customer uses the website, they can use the map themselves to contact the closest driver directly, without requiring any dispatcher.
The drivers use a simple app to take themselves on and off the map, so that no one can call them when off duty.

My office gets calls from frustrated customers seeking taxi service. I hide my office number on the website, so I believ...
04/28/2019

My office gets calls from frustrated customers seeking taxi service. I hide my office number on the website, so I believe them when they say, 'I called 5 taxi companies and you're the only one who answered their phone.'
My problem is I have no taxis tracked on my GPS system, so I can't refer them to anyone . . . if taxis were tracked I could refer the one closest to them!
Also, taxi customers call multiple companies trying to get the lowest rate. What they don't understand is every taximeter is set the same, by state regulated rates.
And they often order taxis from multiple companies to hedge their bets, taking the first taxi that arrives. That just makes things worse.
My GPS system cures all this.
If every company would track a few taxis on my map, service would simplify to one call and the best taxi for the job assigned.
Also, when the customer uses the website, they can use the map themselves to contact the closest driver directly, without requiring any dispatcher.
The drivers use a simple app to take themselves on and off the map, so that no one can call them when off duty.

Mc Donald’s DROPS Uber Eats as Exclusive delivery provider as more assaults by drivers and cost issues are made public...
04/25/2019
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Mc Donald’s DROPS Uber Eats as Exclusive delivery provider as more assaults by drivers and cost issues are made public ahead of Uber IPO bid, PSA to franchises: DROP UBER – Ride Safe

Mc Donald’s DROPS Uber Eats as Exclusive delivery provider as more assaults by drivers and cost issues are made public ahead of Uber IPO bid, PSA to franchises: DROP UBER April 25, 2019 Justin La Plante *Mc Donalds drops Uber Eats as exclusive delivery provider, allowing franchises to choose other...

I've been monitoring taxi business in Albuquerque and the morning calls are few. Last week, travelers were having troubl...
04/21/2019

I've been monitoring taxi business in Albuquerque and the morning calls are few. Last week, travelers were having trouble getting taxis, sometimes calling multiple companies (this must be resolved).
In the past year, Uber cars available at 4 AM have increased from only a couple to over a dozen.
The only taxi company trying to use Uber 'proximity' logistics with GPS is zTrip, who bought out the defunct Yellow Cab. Yellow Cab could have had 'proximity' GPS logistics a year before Uber, but they chose an inferior company over Call-A-Cab.

CALL-A-CAB® is the top-ranked taxi website in Albuquerque, introducing 'proximity' GPS logistics almost a year before Uber and Lyft entered the Albuquerque market.

The Five Independent Taxi Companies (Giant, Q-Cab, AbqMetro, ABQ Cab, and Green Cab) are the only taxis left in Albuquerque that do not use GPS. Uber does, of course, as does Lyft, and now zTrip.

zTrip often has no taxis available and customers try to call other companies, but they have to choose from over ten listings . . . many of which often don't even answer their phones.

If the Five Independent Taxi Companies don't centralize their dispatch phone operations and adopt GPS logistics, zTrip will eventually grow their app subscribers and put each of you out of business.

But, you still have time and have an advantage now.

Here is another legal vulnerability of Lyft and Uber; that they do not take cash. Cabs continue to do business, partly b...
04/13/2019
As cashless stores grow, so does the backlash

Here is another legal vulnerability of Lyft and Uber; that they do not take cash. Cabs continue to do business, partly because some customers either don't have credit cards, or just don't wish to share that information over the Internet.
This week, a store in Philadelphia was the first to be prosecuted, ordered by the city to accept cash. The city considered it to be discriminatory to poor citizens without credit.
Here is the story:
https://apnews.com/98613f20d0254b8bacd908ef12107fef

NEW YORK (AP) — Hembert Figueroa just wanted a taco. So he was surprised to learn the dollar bills in his pocket were no good at Dos Toros Taqueria in Manhattan, one of a small but growing...

Uber doesn't do full background checks. I used one of those online look ups and they didn't have my client's Albuquerque...
04/11/2019

Uber doesn't do full background checks. I used one of those online look ups and they didn't have my client's Albuquerque arrests . . . just one in Las Vegas, NV. I found the local arrests through case look up on the court website.

RSC #______CULCOALUS
??/??/?? CULLMAN CO, AL, US
OUTSTANDING WARRANT
STRANGULATION / SUFFOCATION

UBER (CONFIRMED
DRIVER: Christopher Jenson
Was pulled over by police in Highfill, Arkansas & during the traffic stop, the officers learned he was wanted out of state for strangulation in Alabama.

https://www.kark.com/crime/uber-driver-wanted-in-al-for-strangulation-arrested-in-nwa/1915074115

Jensen is an Uber and Lyft driver and had a passenger in his car when he was stopped.

Being held in the Benton County Jail awaiting extradition to Alabama.

04/06/2019

I drove UBER about 500 hours last year, averaging 50 hours/month. (I was also signed up for Lyft but they 'fired' me when I refused to chase calls that used up more gas than the average fare paid out!)
My 'net' income according to UBER was $10,632, or $21/hour, but there are costs such as gas, insurance, maintenance, and depreciation.
I did not do a Schedule A, itemizing every cost, just the standard mileage deduction of 54.5 cents/mile.
HOW MUCH AN UBER DRIVER REALLY MAKES
Standard Mileage Deduction accounts for fuel, repairs, and depreciation. At 54.5 cents/mile, 15,535 miles cost the driver $8466 (assuming no accidents or major repairs).
Net Taxable Income on a 1040C is now $2166
If a driver averages 30 mph while online, they made $4/hour
If a driver averages 25 mph, only $3.50/hour
Last I checked, that was less than minimum wage.
So, now you know why most UBER drivers brag they are making more per hour than ever; they only see the $21/hr.
Of course, if passengers tipped (only 1 in 20 tip, that is a figure confirmed nationwide) an average of $3/ride, an UBER driver would be making about $12/hour . . . In New Mexico, minimum wage is $8.95/hour.

CALL-A-CAB -- Why No Consumer App is BetterApps are popular, but eventually phones run out of memory. With Call-A-Cab, o...
04/04/2019

CALL-A-CAB -- Why No Consumer App is Better
Apps are popular, but eventually phones run out of memory.
With Call-A-Cab, once the customer is redirected, or 'converted,' from Google Search 'click-to-call' to the website, they can access the closest driver themselves by clicking on their GPS Map Tag.
Instead of downloading an app, you just 'bookmark' the website on your phone's Homescreen, or on your PC! Yes, you can bookmark on a PC and use Call-A-Cab, something a smartphone app can't do. This is handy for Hospital ER's or Hotel Front Desks.
And, it looks just like an App . . . but hardly taking up any memory at all.
In an app you have to type in 'where are you going?' But with Call-A-Cab you just talk immediately to the driver and get a 'verbal contract' and promise of service.
One thing Call-A-Cab can't do. Without the app on the phone interacting with the Master Program, the driver isn't automatically taken 'off duty' when accepting a call. However, the Call-A-Cab driver tracking app has a simple access screen with a 'check in' button, that switches to 'check out' . . . while Uber and other apps have terribly complex and 'distracting' driver interfaces, Call-A-Cab's is just one big button you can click with just a glance.

PHOTO -- CALL-A-CAB ICON ON PC HOMESCREEN

04/02/2019
Five Ways Uber Is Preparing for Its IPO

Uber used investor monies to fund tangent enterprises such as 'driverless' technology. Without the cost of purchasing and maintaining a fleet, there is no excuse for the money Uber has been hemorrhaging. Again, another TNC losing money issuing an IPO . . . amazing considering the Antitrust, Insurance, and Motor Carrier Safety violations both Uber and Lyft are exposed to . . . https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bGW-5yLUxOE

CEO Dara Khosrowshahi says Uber is on track to go public later this year, a move that could make it the biggest IPO of 2019. WSJ’s Jason Bellini breaks down ...

04/02/2019
Why Lyft Is Losing Money

Lyft and Uber are using 'predatory prices' to put local taxi companies out of business. Then, they will raise the rates. See my article on Antitrust laws and Predatory Pricing. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l6V9_azp1W4

Lyft went public on Friday at a valuation above $20 billion, but last year it had a net loss of $911 million. During the roadshow leading up to its IPO, Lyft...

CALLING ALL CAB COMPANIES -- YOU CAN COMPETE WITH LYFT, UBER, AND ZTRIPWhen Uber and Lyft have 15 to 40 drivers working ...
04/02/2019

CALLING ALL CAB COMPANIES -- YOU CAN COMPETE WITH LYFT, UBER, AND ZTRIP
When Uber and Lyft have 15 to 40 drivers working in the downtown/college/airport, the Six Taxi Companies only have 10. Right now, 10 AM Tuesday morning, Lyft and Uber each have 8 available drivers (so, 15 or more total) and zTrip 5 . . . (this does not consider drivers off duty with passengers). The remaining 5 Taxi Companies may have 10 drivers working, or more.
My point is Lyft, Uber, and zTrip use GPS tracking. The closest taxi is assigned to the call by the app. The customer can see the taxis and gets quick feedback on the dispatch and time to arrival.
Now, if the Five Taxi Companies combined their 12 Google listing phone numbers into one dispatch number, and one GPS tracking map, the Five Companies could outperform zTrip almost all of the time, and Lyft and Uber during the week. NOTE: Call A Cab's GPS map is an open system, seen by anyone with Internet access. The only difference is the drivers must manually click themselves either on or off the map, the advantage being customers don't have to download an app and it can be used by a tablet or PC, as well as a smartphone.
The Five Independent Taxi Companies have a massive advantage in Internet presence . . . if they join together, they can compete directly with the TNC's.

Photo--zTrip only showing 5 taxis available in entire city. Lyft and Uber show 8 each, but that is only one area. They also have drivers available in the NE Heights and Rio Rancho.

With drivers fuming over low pay, LA mayor takes heat for celebrating with LyftBy Dakota Smith Los Angeles Times (TNS) M...
04/01/2019
With drivers fuming over low pay, LA mayor takes heat for celebrating with Lyft

With drivers fuming over low pay, LA mayor takes heat for celebrating with Lyft
By Dakota Smith Los Angeles Times (TNS) Mar 31, 2019 Updated Mar 31, 2019

If Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti had hoped to share in the excitement over San Francisco-based Lyft becoming one of the first gig economy companies to begin trading on public stock markets, he may be disappointed.

Garcetti is facing criticism for appearing with Lyft executives at an event to celebrate the company’s initial public offering. Photos of him standing at a lectern podium adorned with a Lyft logo were posted to Garcetti’s mayoral Twitter account.

The event, held Friday morning, came after Lyft drivers went on strike in L.A. to protest low pay at ride-hailing companies.

“L.A. is leading America’s transportation revolution, and @Lyft is a part of that promising future,” the mayor said on Twitter Friday. “Their spirit of corporate responsibility will guide the future of public-private partnerships that benefit residents first.”

Last Monday, drivers for ride-hailing companies staged a 25-hour strike in Los Angeles to protest Uber’s decision to slash their per-mile pay from 80 cents to 60 cents in Los Angeles County and parts of Orange County. Lyft also has been criticized for its low pay.

Groups representing Uber and Lyft drivers are pushing the California Legislature to grant them tougher job protections.

Uber and Lyft drivers operate as “independent contractors.” Democratic state Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez of San Diego has introduced a bill that would clarify the difference between “independent contractors” and “employees” under state law, potentially forcing the ride-hailing companies to pay their drivers overtime, family leave and other benefits granted to “employees.”

Gonzalez linked to Garcetti’s Twitter post and wrote: “Last I checked ‘corporate responsibility’ includes treating their workforce with dignity & respect. There were LA Lyft drivers on strike this week. We will fail as Democrats when we choose corporate decadence & greed over workers.”

Gonzalez, through her spokeswoman Sami Gallegos, declined an interview request. Gallegos said the post speaks for itself.

Rideshare Drivers United spokeswoman Nicole Moore said she was “extremely surprised” by Garcetti’s appearance at Friday’s event. The group represents more than 3,000 drivers in the Los Angeles metro area, she said, and helped organized the recent strike.

“Our mayor stood with a company that is profiteering from the labor of many good people in Los Angeles,” Moore said. “This is a challenge to him to reach out to us.”

https://www.heraldmailmedia.com/news/nation/with-drivers-fuming-over-low-pay-la-mayor-takes-heat/article_28dfb074-36a1-54a2-b262-8f29bf5684c6.html

If Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti had hoped to share in the excitement over San Francisco-based Lyft becoming one of the first gig economy companies to begin trading on public

Her Name is Samantha Josephson: White University of South Carolina Coed Murdered by Black Man She Thought Was Her Uber D...
03/31/2019
Her Name is Samantha Josephson: White University of South Carolina Coed Murdered by Black Man She Thought Was Her Uber Driver

Her Name is Samantha Josephson: White University of South Carolina Coed Murdered by Black Man She Thought Was Her Uber Driver

Columbia, South Carolina is a 51% white/42% black city. It’s the capital city of the state and home to the University of South Carolina. The city ranks in the top 25 for most dangerous metropolitan areas in the nation. So what happens when Samantha Joseph, a white coed from New Jersey, gets into a...

03/29/2019

I HAVE BEEN FOLLOWING LYFT AND UBER SINCE 2013 . . . I AM NOT ONLY A TAXI DRIVER, BUT A PARALEGAL, SO I KNOW WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT!

Lyft offered its IPO today at $72/share . . . this may seem to some an entre' into a stock like Amazon or Netflix, but both Lyft and Uber have serious legal issues not addressed. They pay their 'employees' (who cannot use their commercial insurance unless rides are from the app) less then minimum wage, and the contract forces them to destroy their vehicles, the depreciation exceeding their income. Really? Yep. Lyft pays drivers 63 cents per mile, while the Federal deduction for commercial use of your car is 54 cents. That means, barring repairs other than monthly maintenance (tires, oil, brakes) the Lyft driver is only making 9 cents per mile. Average 25 mph and half the miles empty . . . GET READY . . . the driver is making $1/hour plus the 9 cents/minute, about $2/trip . . . so, the driver is lucky to be netting $2.50/hour. Get an accident or major repair, the driver loses money . . . CONSIDERING THE PROMISES OF 'GIG' ECONOMY INCOME BY LYFT AND UBER, THAT IS FRAUD.
OTHER LEGAL ISSUES:
Lyft and Uber compete directly with taxi and limo companies, but operate under a completely different set of regulations (they wrote for themselves). That is unconstitutional under the Equal Protection Clause.
Lyft and Uber cross state lines making them interstate carriers, but they do not follow Federal Motor Carrier Safety regulations. In fact, their custom-made state regs block enforcement of such regulations. That is a violation of the Supremacy Clause.
The problem is that the contract drivers are not organized, and the 'rideshare' companies are so big that even a state's Attorneys General office is too small to fight them . . . and most politicians don't dare touch Lyft and Uber because the riding public likes the 'deal' they are getting, regardless that the drivers are being defrauded and losing money.

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