“Yet I couldn’t use it in Reno to get to the airport to fly here. Or in Las Vegas last week instead of renting a car.”
One of this gentlemen’s friends replied to the email… “And I am in London using it now, having traveled from the apartment to San Francisco airport using Uber as well.”
Indeed, the author of the original email linked to a global list of where Uber’s service is available.
“Look at this list of U.S. cities and countries around the globe where Uber operates and tell me Las Vegas is not setting itself up to be regarded as third world.” Indeed!
As the Nevada Legislature continues to botch what should be the simple task of simply declaring that – contrary to a highly-suspect judicial opinion of one court-shopped judge in Reno – it is legal in a private transaction for one consenting adult to provide a ride to the grocery store to another consenting adult at a mutually agreed upon fee.
In addition, that declaration of legality need not include imposing ridiculous, unnecessary and unwarranted government regulations on the private affairs of a private membership club – let alone socking those
members with a new tax to pay for the construction of a new medical school at UNLV!
Are these people insane? We haven’t seen extortion such as this since the mob was run out of town by corporate bean counters on the Strip.
But back to that list. If Uber is good enough to operate in these places…
North America Akron, Albuquerque, Amarillo, Ann Arbor, Asheville NC, Athens, Atlanta, Auburn AL, Augusta, Austin, Bakersfield, Baltimore, Baton Rouge, Bloomington-Normal, Boise, Boston, Broward and Palm Beach, Burlington, Cedar Rapids, Central Atlantic Coast FL, Champaign, Charleston SC, Charlotte, Charlottesville VA, Chattanooga, Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, College Station, Columbia MO, Columbia SC, Columbus, Connecticut, Corpus Christi, Dallas, Dayton, Denver, Des
Moines, Detroit, Edmonton, El Paso, Erie, Fayetteville AR, Fayetteville NC, Flagstaff, Flint, Florida Keys, Fort Myers-Naples,
Fort Wayne, Fresno, Gainesville, Grand Rapids, Greater Maryland, Green Bay, Greenville SC, Guadalajara, Halifax, Hampton Roads, Hamptons, Harrisburg, Honolulu, Houston, Indianapolis, Inland Empire, Jackson, Jacksonville, Kalamazoo, Kansas City, Knoxville, Lafayette LA, Lancaster PA, Lansing, Las Cruces, Lawrence, Lehigh Valley, Lexington, Lincoln, Little Rock, Los Angeles, Louisville, Lubbock, Madison, Manhattan, Maui, Memphis, Mexico City, Miami, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, Modesto, Monterrey, Montreal, Myrtle Beach, NW Indiana, Nashville, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Jersey (Shore), New Orleans, New York City, Ocala FL, Oklahoma City. Omaha, Orange County, Orlando, Ottawa, Oxford, Palm Springs, Panama City FL, Pensacola FL, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Piedmont Triad NC, Pittsburgh, Portland, Portland ME, Providence, Quebec City, Raleigh-Durham, Reading PA, Richmond, Roanoke-Blacksburg, Rockford, Sacramento, Salem, Salt Lake City, San Antonio, San Diego, San Francisco, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Santa Fe, Sarasota, Savannah-Hilton Head, Seattle, South Bend,
Spokane, Springfield IL, St Louis, State College, Stillwater, Tacoma, Tallahassee, Tampa Bay, Tijuana, Toledo, Topeka, Toronto, Tucson, Tulsa, Tuscaloosa, Vancouver WA, Ventura, Waco, Washington D.C., Western MA, Wichita, Wilkes-Barre Scranton, Wilmington NC and Worcester
Central & South America
Barranquilla, Belo Horizonte, Bogot·, Brasilia, Cali— Colombia, Lima, Medellin, Panama, Panama, Rio de Janeiro, Santiago and Sáo Paulo Europe, Middle East & Africa Abu Dhabi. Amman Amsterdam, Athens—GR, Baku, Barcelona, Basel, Beirut, Berlin, Birmingham, Bordeaux, Brussels, Bucharest, Budapest, Cairo, Cape Town, Copenhagen, Doha, Dubai, Dublin, Durban, Dusseldorf. Eastern Province—KSA, Frankfurt, Gdansk, Geneva, Genoa, Gothenburg, Hamburg, Helsinki, Istanbul, Jeddah, Johannesburg, Krakow, Lagos, Lausanne, Leeds, Lille, Lisbon, London, Lyon, Madrid, Manama,
Manchester, Milan, Moscow, Munich, Nairobi, Newcastle, Nice, Oslo, Padua, Paris, Porto, Prague, Riyadh, Rome, Rotterdam, Saint Petersburg, Sofia, Stockholm, Tel Aviv, Toulouse, Turin, Valencia, Vienna, Warsaw and Zurich.
Asia Pacific Adelaide, Ahmedabad, Auckland, Bali, Bangalore, Bangkok, Beijing, Brisbane, Chandigarh, Chengdu, Chennai, Chongqing, Fukuoka, Geelong, Gold Coast, Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Hong Kong, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Jakarta, Johor Bahru, Kochi, Kolkata, Kuala Lumpur, Manila, Melbourne, Mornington Peninsula, Mumbai, New Delhi, Penang,
Perth, Pune, Seoul, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Singapore, Sydney, Taipei, Tianjin, Tokyo, Wellington and Wuhan.
…why isn’t it good enough to operate in Las Vegas, Reno, Carson City, Elko and Lake Tahoe?
Republicans control both houses of the Nevada Legislature, as well as the Governor’s office.
So not a single Democrat vote is needed to legalize ride-sharing in Nevada as long as Republicans give up this non-Republican/anti-free market notion of regulating the life out of Uber and others, as well as the absurd attempt to build a medical school on the backs of ride-sharing customers.
It’s an embarrassment that legislative Republicans haven’t legalized Uber yet. It’s long past time to “git ‘er done.”
Just do it already. Sheesh.
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Chuck Muth is president of Citizen Outreach, a non-profit public policy grassroots advocacy organization. He may be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.