Trip to Ve­gas shows why B.C. needs ride-hail­ing ser­vices

The Province - - EDITORIAL -

We just got back from Las Ve­gas, where we took a cab from the air­port to the ho­tel for $46, about a 15-minute ride. The cab from the ho­tel to the air­port at the end of the trip 11 days later was $38.

The rest of the time we took Uber, on about a dozen rides, none of which ex­ceeded $12, and there were some long rides. Ev­ery Uber ve­hi­cle was clean and shiny, driv­ers opened the doors for us, and some of­fered bot­tled wa­ter and a tour guide brochure of Las Ve­gas. All were po­lite and help­ful.

We have used Uber in cities all over North Amer­ica. The cabs and Uber/Lyft ve­hi­cle live in har­mony.

As Cap­tain Kirk of Star Trek says: we need to “make it so” in B.C.

— Bryan Stock­ing, Lan­g­ley

— THE AS­SO­CI­ATED PRESS FILES

Both Uber and Lyft op­er­ate in Las Ve­gas. A re­cent vis­i­tor from Lan­g­ley is im­pressed by their ser­vice.

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